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Jamie Wood: I Am A Tree

By | Published on Wednesday 23 August 2017

Jamie Wood is a welcoming, joyous performer, hugging audience members with almost unbearable sincerity. He delights in the silly, the whimsical and the absurd – from bird costumes to dance interpretations of animal spirits. This year’s show is loosely based around him getting into nature to scatter his grandfather’s ashes, and reconnecting with “the wild” to escape an increasingly chaotic home life. Sadly, this weekend audience was mostly comprised of either lairy hecklers or reluctant participants, which rather subdued his usually hilarious interactions. ‘I Am A Tree’ does lack some of the surreal playfulness of his 2015 show ‘O No!’ in exchange for more thoughtful introspection and narrative, but Wood never fails to leave you feeling uplifted.

Assembly George Square Theatre, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 3/5