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Outside Edge co-produces chemsex play TUMULUS Off-West End at Soho Theatre

Award-winning “chilling queer noir” TUMULUS transfers to Soho Theatre!

Ian Hallard and Ciarán Owens

Ian Hallard (The Boys in the Band, Vaudeville and Park Theatre) and Ciarán Owens (Candide, RSC) are to star in the transfer to Soho Theatre of Christopher Adams’s play, TUMULUS, a fast-paced noir-style murder mystery thriller set against the backdrop of London’s gay scene.

When Anthony’s one-night stand is found dead on Hampstead Heath, everyone assumes that he is another casualty of London’s chemsex culture. When a second body is discovered, Anthony suspects foul play and is thrust into a heart-pounding journey to uncover the truth.

Inspired by a true story, TUMULUS, directed by Matt Steinberg, will run at Soho Theatre from 16 April to 4 May 2019.

Press night: Thursday 18 April at 7.00pm

This sharp and witty modern thriller has all of the ingredients of a nail-biting murder mystery – a troubled detective, lying witnesses, spurned lovers and red-herrings. Three actors play over 40 roles between them, creating digitally generated voices and orchestrating live foley sound effects. The original production was Winner of an Origins Award for Outstanding New Work at VAULT 2018, where it received multiple 4-star reviews and sell-out performances.

Suitable for audiences 16 years and over.

Contains sexual and drug references.

Produced by Paul Casey Productions and Outside Edge Theatre Company.

TUMULUS is supported by Arts Council England and Royal Victoria Hall Foundation.

There will be post show discussions on Saturday 20 and 27 April at 4pm presented in association with world-leading sexual health clinic 56 Dean Street and Outside Edge Theatre Company – the UK’s only theatre company focused on substance use and addiction.

“This theatrical experience comes at you like an express train hurtling down the tracks.” Boyz

“Filled with witty one-liners and bullet-speed dialogue…. A definite must-see.” Attitude

“It’s Midsomer Murders, just with more Class C drugs and blowjobs.” The Stage

Paul Casey Productions and Outside Edge Theatre Company



by Christopher Adams

Soho Theatre

21 Dean Street


London W1D 3NE

16 April to 4 May 2019

Press night Thursday 18 April at 7pm


Previews from £11 & other performances from £16

Box office: 020 7478 0100

Suitable for audiences 16 years and over

Contains sexual and drug references











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Kevin Wilson

Kevin Wilson Public Relations

Tel 07884 368697

020 8573 0658

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