BROWN BOYS SWIM
WINNER: THE SCOTSMAN FRINGE FIRST AWARD
WINNER: BBC POPCORN AWARD FOR BEST NEW PLAY
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.
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.
With huge thanks to Humphrey Battcock for his generous support of Brown Boys Swim.
Production photos © Geraint Lewis
Mohsen Anish Roy
Kash Varun Raj
Writer Karim Khan
Director John Hoggarth*
Set and Costume Designer James Button
Composer and Sound Designer Roshan Gunga
Movement Director Sita Thomas
Lighting Designer James Bailey*
Assistant Director Amelia Thornber*
Producer Ria Parry*
Production Manager James Bailey*
Marketing Manager Amy Walters*
Associate Producer Amelia Thornber*
Press Representative Chloé Nelkin Consulting
*on behalf of The North Wall
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