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"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.
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London SE1 6BD
Performance days & times
Monday ‑ 8‑00pm
Tuesday ‑ 8‑00pm
Wednesday ‑ 8‑00pm
Thursday ‑ 8‑00pm
Friday ‑ 8‑00pm
Saturday ‑ 8‑00pm
Thursday - 3-30pm
Saturday - 3-30pm
Sunday - 3-00pm
Author: Iman Qureshi