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An immersive and interactive director and writer based in London.

Oscar Blustin is Artistic Director of site-specific theatre company SPECIFIQ and works internationally as a director, writer and immersive consultant.

Most recently in London, Oscar co-wrote and co-directed The Soulless Ones, a large-scale immersive adventure for cult British film company Hammer Horror. SPECIFIQ has created immersive theatre in some of London’s best known venues, including The National Theatre, Tower Bridge, The National Maritime Museum, Harrow School, The Actors’ Church in Covent Garden, and many more.

Specialising in immersive and interactive theatre, Oscar has created work in non-traditional spaces throughout the UK, from sprawling London office blocks to disused shops in Sheffield city centre and historic university buildings in Bath and Durham amongst others. In London, Oscar has directed at more traditional theatres including the Soho Theatre, the Finborough, the Leicester Square Theatre, and Theatre503.

As Director

NO MAN’S LAND by Oscar Blustin and Emily Jenkins (Bath Spa University, site-specific at The American Museum in Bath, 2018)

RUCKUS at VAULT Festival 2018 (SPECIFIQ, 2018)

MIND THE GAP for London Transport Museum (SPECIFIQ, 2018)

THE SOULLESS ONES for Hammer Films (Hoxton Hall, 2017)

RAISING SUSPICIONS for Tower Bridge Engine Rooms (SPECIFIQ, 2017)

3rd YEAR SHOWCASE for St Mary’s University, Twickenham (Soho Theatre, 2017)

THE ‘NEATH at VAULT Festival 2017 (SPECIFIQ, 2017)

CHRISTMAS AT NEWTON PARK for Bath Spa University (SPECIFIQ, site-specific at Newton Park, 2016)

NOT NOW DARLING by Ray Cooney (St Mary’s University, Twickenham, 2016)

SHOWCASE for Casting Days (Jermyn Street Theatre, 2016)

HEARING THINGS by Various (SPECIFIQ, site-specific at Vault Festival, 2016)

TRUTH: THE MUSICAL by Keni Fine and Tony Small (FineHeart Productions/BGCGW, THEARC Theater, Washington DC, 2015)

O LITTLE TOWN by Oscar Blustin (SPECIFIQ, The Actors’ Church, Covent Garden, 2014)

GIANTS OF OLD by Adam Usden and Oscar Blustin (SPECIFIQ, Harrow School, 2014)

STEVE AND THEN IT ENDED by Adam Usden (Paulden Hall Productions, Theatre503, 2013)

SLEUTH by Anthony Schaffer (Northern Stage (USA), Briggs Opera House, 2012)

WHISKY DUSK by Oscar Blustin (SPECIFIQ, site-specific at Micklefield Hall, 2012)

HELP by Karis Halsall (REDfest, Old Red Lion, 2012)

NURTURE by Tom Holloway (RWR Night, Theatre503, 2012)

ROMEO AND JULIET by Shakespeare (Northern Stage (USA), Briggs Opera House, 2011)

THE BLACK STAIRCASE by Oscar Blustin & Sam Kingston-Jones (SPECIFIQ, site-specific at Durham Castle, 2011)

KIERAN AND THE JOES: TEAMPOWERED by Parham/Markham/Hodgson/Meltzer (Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 2011)

MY NAME IS CAROLINE KORBY by Heather Dunmore (RWR Night, Theatre503, 2011)

THE PALOOKA by Tennessee Williams (Caravanserai, Roundhouse Studio & Theatro Technis, 2010)

35 OF NOTHINGNESS by Ben Norris (RWR Night, Theatre503, 2010)

KIERAN AND THE JOES by Parham/Markham/Hodgson/Meltzer (Leicester Square Theatre and Hen & Chickens, 2010)

REPORT FROM GANTHERIA by Nathan Wood (RWR Night, Theatre503, 2010)

MACBETH by Shakespeare (Castle Theatre Company, Waterloo East/UK Tour, Abingdon Theatre/USA Tour)

THE PRESIDENT’S BROTHER by Tristan McMullen (Project Playwright, Upper Valley Tour, USA, 2009)

TWELFTH NIGHT by Shakespeare (Castle Theatre Company, USA/UK Tour, 2009)

BONANZA by Robert Varela (Project Playwright, Upper Valley Tour, USA, 2009)

RICHARD III by Shakespeare (Caravanserai,  Courtyard Theatre, 2009)

THIS MUST BE THE PLACE by Donnchadh O’Conaill (Arizona Bay, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 2008)

As Writer

NO MAN’S LAND commissioned by The American Museum in Bath and Bath Spa University, co-written with Emily Jenkins (2018)

THE SOULLESS ONES co-written with Anna Soderblom for Hammer Films (Hoxton Hall, 2017)

*TONGUE-TIED at the Old Red Lion, short-play for the London Horror Festival (dir. Chris Davis, 2016)

CHRISTMAS AT NEWTON PARK co-written with Adam Usden and Emily Jenkins, commissioned by Bath Spa University (SPECIFIQ, site-specific at Newton Park, 2016)

O LITTLE TOWN (SPECIFIQ, The Actors’ Church, Covent Garden, 2014)

GIANTS OF OLD co-written with Adam Usden, commissioned by Harrow School (SPECIFIQ, Harrow School, 2014)

WHISKY DUSK (SPECIFIQ, site-specific at Micklefield Hall, 2012)

THE BLACK STAIRCASE co-written with Sam Kingston-Jones, commissioned by the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Durham (SPECIFIQ, site-specific at Durham Castle, 2011)

*Winner of London Horror Festival Short Play Competition 2016.

Other Positions Held

SHOW CALLER, Resident Evil 7 Biohazard: Live (Bearded Kitten, CAPCOM, 2017)

SHOW CALLER, The Crystal Maze: Live (Little Lion Entertainment, 2016)

SHOW CALLER, Battlefield Hardline: Live (differencEngine/EA Games, 2015)

CREATIVE SPACES COORDINATOR (Theatre Delicatessen, 2014-2015)

BOARD MEMBER (Watford Palace Theatre, 2014-2015)

INTERNATIONAL VISITING LECTURER (Keene State University, 2014-2015)

A selection of press cuttings:

“Perhaps the real future of immersive theatre lies in events like The Soulless Ones… As Halloween season’s entertainment, it was impossible to fault.”

– The Daily Telegraph on The Soulless Ones

“This is a refreshing and engaging production…the expert direction and use of space from director Oscar Blustin”

– Bath Chronicle on Christmas at Newton Park

“Most entertaining…a crackling production…simultaneously exhilarating and terrifying.”

– Valley News on Sleuth

“Must-see theater. A technical tour de force of the first order, unlike anything I’ve seen north of Boston.”

– Randolph Herald on Sleuth

“Blustin’s skilled hand is evident throughout.”

– Eagle Times on Sleuth

“A true pleasure…terrific, vivid, exhilarating, funny, fast-paced, poignant…this is an engrossing and affecting production.”

– Vermont Standard on Romeo and Juliet

“Blustin shows a sophisticated talent….a real feel for how to stage a complex play.”

– Valley News on Romeo and Juliet

“Well-cast, fast-paced, stylish and ultimately powerful”

– Rutland Herald on Romeo and Juliet

And a testimonial:

“Oscar Blustin’s outstanding creative vision is matched by his ability to deliver it.”

– Seif El Rashidi, Durham UNESCO World Heritage Site Coordinator