Best friends Mohsen and Kash are gearing up for the biggest night of their lives – Jess Denver’s pool party. There’s just one problem…they can’t swim.
Fuelled by halal Haribo and chicken wings, the pair throw themselves in at the deep end, tackling cramped cubicles and cold showers as they learn how to be at one with the water.
Fierce, funny, and brimming with heart, Karim Khan examines the pressures faced by young Muslim men in this exhilarating new play about fitting in and striking out.
Production photos © Geraint Lewis
About the Writer
Karim Khan is an alumnus of The North Wall’s ArtsLab programme, having taken part in Catalyst 2019. He is a North Wall Propeller Artist 2021-2022 and is a recent recipient of Riz Ahmed’s Left Handed Films and Pillars Fund inaugural fellowship.
Brown Boys Swim was awarded a Fringe First from The Scotsman. Karim Khan was also awarded the prestigious BBC Popcorn New Writing Award.
3-28 August 2022 // Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh
22-24 September 2022 // The North Wall, Oxford
26 September-15 October 2022 // Soho Theatre, London
With huge thanks to Humphrey Battcock for his generous support of Brown Boys Swim.