SLT Show

The Funeral Director

By Iman Qureshi

Date: 22 - 26 Nov 2022

Time: 20:00 - 21:45

Location: The Old Fire Station

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.

Premiering at Southwark Playhouse in and winning the Papatango New Writing Prize in 2018, the play is an incisive and heartfelt story of sexuality, gender and religion in twenty-first-century Britain.

Director: Jess Osorio

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