Ian Hallard and Ciarán Owens will star in Christopher Adams’ noir-style murder mystery thriller, Tumulus which transfers to Soho Theatre this April.

Set against the backdrop of London’s gay scene, this fast-paced thriller is inspired by true events and has all the elements of a nail-biting mystery – a troubled detective, lying witnesses, spurned lovers and red-herrings.

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.

Three actors play over 40 roles between them, creating digitally generated voices and orchestrating live foley sound effects. Tumulus previously ran the Vaults where is won an Origins Award for Outstanding New Work.

Ian Hallard’s West End credits include The Boys in the Band (Vaudeville Theatre) and Lovesong of the Electric Bear at the Arts Theatre.

Ciarán Owens theatre credits include Candide, Titus Andronicus and Mad World My Masters for the RSC, Selling Clive and Awake for the Old Vic and Eye/Balls, Eating Ice Cream On Gaza Beach, White Boy, Victoria Street and Still Killing Time all for Soho Theatre.

Final casting will be announced shortly.

Directed by Matt Steinberg, Tumulus will run from16 April 2019 until 4 may 2019 at Soho Theatre, London.