The Funeral Director


DATE:
31st October – 24th November 2018

VENUE:
Southwark Playhouse

SERVICES PROVIDED:
Production Management
Set Build

PRODUCTION MANAGER:
Ian Taylor

WRITER:
Iman Qureshi

DIRECTOR:
Hannah Hauer-King

DESIGNER:
Amy Jane Cook

LIGHTING DESIGNER:
Jack Weir

SOUND DESIGNER:
Max Pappenheim

“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.