The acclaimed, award-winning Edinburgh Fringe hit Brown Boys Swim has revealed casting for its new UK tour, including a short return to Soho Theatre in London.
Winner of the Popcorn Award and The Scotsman’s Fringe First Award, the acclaimed play is written by Karim Khan, and directed by John Hoggarth.
The cast of Brown Boys Swim features Kashif Ghole and Ibraheem Hussain, who play best friends Mohsen and Kash. Both actors are making their professional stage debuts with the production.
The play examines the pressures that surround young Muslim men today in a lyrical, poignant coming-of-age tale.
Mohsen and Kash are preparing for their post-school future, but first they need to nab an invitation to the biggest social event of term – Jess Denver’s pool party. Fuelled by halal Haribo, university-minded Mohsen and girl-crazy Kash won’t let the fact they can’t swim stand in their way, and embark on a race to teach themselves to swim. But it is more than a quick jump in the deep end – Mohsen and Kash must tackle expectations, prejudice and public changing rooms.
Writer Karim Khan said in a statement: “I can’t wait for us to bring Brown Boys Swim to more audiences, across the breadth of the country. The piece holds a very special place in my heart, and I’m absolutely thrilled that we get to relive it all over again with even more people”.
Brown Boys Swim played Soho Theatre last year, and is now back from 3 to 7 October 2023.
The production is produced by The North Wall.
Brown Boys Swim – UK Tour Dates
OXFORD – The North Wall, 21 – 23 Sept 2023
COVENTRY – Belgrade Theatre, 26 – 30 Sept 2023
LONDON – Soho Theatre, 3 – 7 Oct 2023
SCARBOROUGH – Stephen Joseph Theatre, 9 – 10 Oct 2023
NEWBURY Corn – Exchange, 17 – 18 Oct 2023
MANCHESTER – Contact, 25 – 28 Oct 2023
BIRMINGHAM – Birmingham Rep, 31 Oct – 4 Nov 2023