OSO Arts Blog

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In Conversation With… Clare Weatherill

Anyone entering the OSO this week will immediately know that something feels different. There is a lightness about the place, a tranquility and an airiness that's hard to define. That's thanks to local artist Clare Weatherill, whose new exhibition, 'Here and There',...

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Preview: Brexit the Musical

Sometimes a show comes along which is perfect for our current times. Brexit the Musical is one of those shows. Following sell-out runs at the Canal Cafe and the Waterloo East Theatre, and a very special performance at the House of Commons immediately after the Article...

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Preview: OSO Shorts

The OSO has played host to all sorts of outstanding arts events- top quality theatre, stunning art and inspiring music. The one omission has always been film- in the past, we simply didn't have the infrastructure to put on quality film nights. However, with the recent...

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Preview: The Wives of Others

"It's hard to be original in theatre- the gap in which you can work is narrow, and is narrowing all the time. I feel like we've found a gap that is not narrowing. It's theatre for people who are often unimpressed by theatre" It's not hard to get Tom Stuchfield, the...

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Unsung Heroes: for the Community, by the Community

On February 4th 2017, OSO is proud to celebrate the music of local, talented singers and musicians in a special performance: Unsung Heroes. This special event brings your favourite local musicians together in one night to celebrate our talented local community....

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Going The Distance

Last weekend, I sat in on a rehearsal for The Distance, a new production of Deborah Bruce's contemporary classic, which comes to the OSO from the 15th-19th November. I had the privilege of watching the actors rehearse a few scenes, as well as sitting down with...

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