SLT Audition

Auditions for The Funeral Director

By Iman Qureshi

Audition one

Date: 21 Aug 2022

Time: 10:00 - 12:45

Location: SLT - SE27 9NS

Audition two

Date: 28 Aug 2022

Time: 10:00 - 12:45

Location: SLT - SE27 9NS

The Funeral Director is set in 21st-century Britain and examines Islamic attitudes to same-sex relationships incisively and sensitively, considering issues of sexuality, gender and religion. Life as the director of a Muslim funeral parlour isn't always easy, but Ayesha has things 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.

Rehearsals will take place from September - November 2022 on Tuesday & Thursday evenings at 8-10pm and Sundays 4.45pm- 8.15pm

Director: Jess Osorio

Performances: 22 - 26 Nov 2022

First Rehearsal: 11 Sep 2022


Ayesha: Mid-late 20s British Asian woman - funeral director

Zeyd: Mid-late 20s British Asian man - Ayesha’s husband, funeral director

Janey: Mid-late 20s British woman - barrister, Ayesha’s schoolfriend

Tom: Mid-late 20s gay man

All ages stated are playing ages.

Funeral Director poster featuring title on Islamic styled lozenge, with title repeated in Arabic and all set on a background ofa South Asian filigree screen washed in rainbow colours