Edinburgh Fringe hit Brown Boys Swim transfers to Soho Theatre in London

Brown Boys Swim will transfer to Soho Theatre and The North Wall in Oxford, following a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Winner of this year’s prestigious Popcorn Award and The Scotsman’s Fringe First Award, Karim Khan’s acclaimed play examines the pressures that surround young Muslim men today in a lyrical coming-of-age tale. The two-hander stars Anish Roy and Varun Raj.

Brown Boys Swim considers how systemic racism and societal pressures can push people along a relentless current, and how we can be prevented from being and understanding our most authentic selves. This funny and moving play takes a deep dive into communities who are consciously and unconsciously forbidden from spaces like pools – where microaggressions are a sign of something more insidious.

Karim Khan comments, I’m incredibly excited for the play to transfer to Oxford and London, and to see the show take further life in front of more wonderful audiences. Our Edinburgh run was wonderful and beyond my wildest dreams, so I can’t wait to embark on the next leg of the journey. I also can’t wait to see some desi crowds filling up Soho Upstairs.

The award-winning, sell out success is directed by John Hoggarth and produced by Fringe First award-winning The North Wall.

Brown Boys Swim runs from 26 September until 15 October 2022 at Soho Theatre in London. It will run from 22-24 September at The North Wall in Oxford.

Read a reviews round-up of Brown Boys Swim and other Edinburgh shows here.

👤 📅30 August 2022
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📷 Main photo: Brown Boys Swim, Edinburgh Fringe 2022, courtesy of Geraint Lewis

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