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Brown Boys Swim

Fierce, funny, and brimming with heart, Brown Boys Swim is an exhilarating new play about fitting in and striking out.

9 & 10 October

From £10

The McCarthy

1h 15m (no interval)


Meet best mates Mohsen and Kash, are gearing up for the biggest night of their lives – Jess Denver's pool party. But 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.

Winner of a Fringe First and the 2022 BBC Popcorn Writing award, Brown Boys Swim embarks on a national tour following sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe and Soho Theatre.

There'll be a post-show Q&A with the cast after the performance on Monday 9 October.

Age guidance: 14+


“A fine piece of authentic storytelling"
The Guardian

“A moving, witty play”
Financial Times

“Delicate and fresh coming-of-age story”
The Stage

“A runaway success”

“Karim Khan’s hilarious, touching tale…truly breath-taking”
Broadway Baby


Writer: Karim Khan

Director: John Hoggarth

Set & Costume Designer: James Button

Composer: Roshan Gunga

Lighting Designer: James Bailey

Movement Director: Sita Thomas

Assistant Director: Amelia Thornber


Kashif Ghole

Ibraheem Hussain




9th October


From £10


10th October


From £10


What are your Ts & Cs?

Re-sales & exchanges: We must have the ticket at the Box Office in order to perform a re-sale or exchange. We regret we cannot refund money but four or more days prior to the performance we will exchange it for an alternative performance, within three days of the performance we will attempt to re-sell the ticket on your behalf. Both services are subject to a charge of £1.50 per ticket. Latecomers: Anyone arriving once the performance has begun will not be admitted until a suitable break which, on occasion, may be the interval. Content: Where possible we do indicate if strong language and/or adult content is used. Customers are advised to contact the Box Office with any concerns before booking tickets. Please note: the re-sale of tickets is prohibited.

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