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THE AWESOME PLAY TEXT / SCREENPLAY READING CLUB
January 12, 2021 @ 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm
During this meet up we will be discussing The Funeral Director by Iman Qureshi. We will send you a script or you can buy it from Nick Hern Books.
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.
An incisive and heartfelt story of sexuality, gender and religion in twenty-first-century Britain. It won the 2018 Papatango New Writing Prize and premiered at Southwark Playhouse, London, in October 2018.
What to expect at Awesome P&SPR Club?
The zoom is informal and relaxed. No one is put on the spot. We tend to look at the text from 3 positions:
How did it make you feel / think as a reader?
What kind of themes/ideas is it exploring (so a kind of Eng Lit pov)?
What kind of ideas/tools does it give to you as a writer?
That’s it. If that sounds like your kind of thing, then Matt and Emma will be delighted to see you on the night.