About the show
Mohammedally Shushtari’s For One More Day To Live is an inventive blend of gig theatre, spoken word, live art and direct address, taking us on a journey from quiet desperation to acceptance.
Yusuf is a stockbroker, a highly successful one. But after dying in an accident. Yusuf quickly finds himself in the Barzakh (Limbo) and is soon met by Mr Devil who has a deal for him.
Not the usual sell your soul crap… nah – Mr Devil offers Yusuf one more day to live in return for one thing to disappear from the world.
This sends Yusuf, on a spiritual journey of; acceptance, coming to terms with his hidden grief, love, passion and what it truly means being a Muslim in modern Britain.
Age Guidance: 12+
Trigger Warnings: Grief
Running Time: 45mins
Cast and Creatives
Mohammedally Shushtari (Writer, Yusuf) – Mohammedally is an actor & writer of Yemeni-Iranian descent born and bred in London. He particularly explores grief, identity, and family in his work.
Gavin Joseph (Director) – Gavin’s theatre credits include Assistant Director for Liar Heretic Thief (Lyric Hammersmith), The Glee Club (Out of Joint) and The Unfriend (Chichester Festival). As a director Gavin’s credits include Ad Nauseam (Lyric Hammersmith), Madam Interpreter (Stanley Arts), Hello, it’s me (Tamasha), and Little Threads (Selladoor). Gavin is currently an Associate Artist at Company Three, and has co-created and produced a podcast Bame(ish). Gavin has worked as Assistant Director at Southwark Playhouse, Wimbledon Civic Theatre Trust, Co-Lead at Kiln, Artist Consultant at The Old Vic, Associate Reader and Director for WoLab, Arts Festival Leader for I Am At Tate Exchange Festival, Lyric Ensemble and RADA Youth Company alumni, and also is an alumnus of the Hackney Empire’s Writers Room. As an Actor Gavin appeared in The Cleaner and Marriages.
Meet the Cast
Malachi Pullar-LatchmanMr Devil
Tobi King BakareVoice of Al-Pacino
Meet the Creatives
Hamza AliMovement Director
Tobi King BakareProducer
Chifaa KhelfaouiAssistant Director
Ryan RusconiSound Designer