Brown Boys Swim

Theatre (new writing)

  • Pleasance Dome - JackDome
  • 14:30
  • Aug 10-14, 16-28
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: The North Wall
  • Warnings and additional info: This show contains strong language and distressing themes.
  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Captioning
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years
Dates, Times and Prices

Description

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. Presented by Fringe First Award-winning The North Wall.

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Captioning
  • Accessible entry: Main queue beside spiral staircase. Lift access via lift at rear of bar — this is at the rear of the venue. Ask staff for assistance. Also applicable for Brooke’s Club.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info


Captioned performances

  • Dates: 22 August
  • Type: Open
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team to book your tickets and request any specific seating locations or if booking a unit is required.

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Val Walker 7 days ago

Thoroughly enjoyed the play. It was very funny in parts but also very moving. The two actors worked very well together and kept up the fast pace brilliantly. I could feel the close friendship between the two young men. I loved the slick use of the ( very minimalistic) props and also the Indian music. Don’t miss this absolute gem if you’re in Edinburgh.


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Everything Theatre (4/5 stars) 1 day ago

This story of racial injustice is wonderfully played by Varun Raj and Anish Roy, and is brim full of heart, soul and humour.

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Dates, Times and Prices