About the Show/Event
Information for The Funeral Director at Southwark Playhouse, Inner London (Play). "I just thought it would be a secret I'd have to die with. And now - I think it'll be what kills me." Life as the director of a Muslim funeral parlour isn't always easy, but Ayesha has things pretty sorted. She and Zeyd share everything: a marriage, a business, a future. Until Tom walks in to organise his boyfriend's funeral. A snap moral decision, informed by the values of Ayesha's community and faith, has profound consequences. Forced to confront a secret she has hidden even from herself, Ayesha must decide who she is - no matter the cost. Chosen from 1,384 entries to the 2018 Papatango New Writing Prize, The Funeral Director is an incisive and heartfelt story of sexuality, gender and religion in 21st-century Britain.
Author Iman Qureshi. Company Papatango.
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