English Touring Theatre and Papatango

The Funeral Director

by Iman Qureshi

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 their community and their 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.

Winner of the 2018 Papatango New Writing Prize, The Funeral Director is an incisive and heartfelt story of sexuality, gender and religion in 21st-century Britain.

Age Guidance: 14+


"Hannah Hauer-King’s production is as swift and clean as the writing and the performances are all good."

The Guardian

The Funeral Director

21 March 2019 - 8:00 pm

Full Price: £16
Concessions: £14
Members: 15%

Extra information

Please be aware that while there is no graphic imagery, violence, nudity or strong language in the play, there is one scene in which a baby is prepared for burial. If you have any concerns about watching this scene, please contact a member of staff who can advise on how this sensitive matter is presented.

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