A play produced at the Parsons Green theatre, which works with those affected by substance misuse, is to get a run in the West End.
Tumulus, by Christopher Adams, which won an award at last year’s Vault festival - London’s equivalent of the Edinburgh Fringe - will open at the Soho Theatre in April.
It is directed by Matt Steinberg, artistic director of the Outside Edge Theatre in Munster Road. The theatre is financially supported by Hammersmith & Fulham Council in harnessing the power of drama to conquer substance addiction.
The play runs at the Soho Theatre from 16 April to 4 May. It is a thriller which opens with the discovery of a dead body… and then another.
The production - described by one critic as ‘coming at you like an express train hurtling down the tracks’ - marks another milestone for Outside Edge, set up 20 years ago with its unique remit. Post-show discussions are also planned, dealing with issues raised in the drama.
Outside Edge continues to run regular council-supported workshops, and has also relaunched its Write Now writers’ brainstorming sessions on Thursdays, 3pm to 5pm.
The Edge Two theatre group for actors who’ve already taken part in drop-in drama sessions relaunched on 13 March at 6.30pm at the Lillington & Longmore residents’ association, Pimlico. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for full details.
Meanwhile, everyone is welcome at the drop-in drama sessions every Thursday, 6pm to 8pm at Munster Road, Fulham. They are free, and no previous experience is needed, or registration required.
Centre patrons include former Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page, Yo! Sushi founder Simon Woodroffe and actors Mark Rylance, Anna Chancellor, Kika Markham and Pierce Brosnan.
Outside Edge welcomes people from across the capital, but 22 per cent of its drama workshop participants are from Hammersmith & Fulham.
The theatre is located at 61 Munster Road, SW6 5RE, close to Parsons Green tube.
Visit the Outside Edge website for more details.
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