About the Show/Event
Information for The Funeral Director at Home Theatre (formerly Cornerhouse), Manchester (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.
Performers Edward Stone (Tom), Assad Zaman (Zeyd), Francesca Zoutewelle (Janey), Aryana Ramkhalawon (Ayesha).
Author Iman Qureshi. Company English Touring Theatre. Director Hannah Hauer-King. Design Amy Jane Cook. Lighting Jack Weir. Sound Max Pappenheim.