Tumulus at Soho Theatre

London theatre news: Tuesday 26 March 2019

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Harry Lister Smith joins Ian Hallard and Ciarán Owen as final casting is announced for TUMULUS, a fast-paced thriller transferring to Soho Theatre from 16 April to 4 May.
Cast of Tumulus at Soho Theatre

Photo by Darren Bell

Harry Lister Smith (acclaimed UK breakthrough film God's Own Country and A Woman of No Importance in the West End) is announced as final casting in Tumulus, a fast-paced thriller (inspired by a true story) transferring to Soho Theatre from 16 April to 4 May.

Harry Lister Smith joins the previously announced Ian Hallard (The Boys in the Band, Vaudeville and Park Theatre) and Ciarán Owens (The Last Kingdom on Netflix,  Candide, RSC), who were in the original production at VAULT 2018, winner of an Origins Award for Outstanding New Work.

Tumulus is a sharp and witty modern thriller with 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.

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.

Note that the show contains sexual and drug references - suitable for audiences 16 years and over.

Tumulus is produced by Paul Casey Productions and Outside Edge Theatre Company and supported by Arts Council England and Royal Victoria Hall Foundation.

Show listing information


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.


Ian Hallard - Male, forties

Ciarán Owens - Anthony

Harry Lister Smith - Male, early twenties


Author: Christopher Adams
Director: Matt Steinberg
Designer: Alison Neighbour
Lighting: Christopher Nairne
Sound: Nick Manning
Movement: Natasha Harrison
Dramaturg: Matt Steinberg
Production: Paul Casey Productions and Outside Edge Theatre Company


Soho Theatre - Soho Upstairs
21 Dean Street


From: Tuesday 16 April 2019

Closed: Saturday 4 May 2019


Standard: From £11


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