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How I Learned To Swim

1 to 10 Jun 2021

Jermyn Street Theatre

This coming-of-adulthood story explores Black people's relationship to water, whilst finally answering the question: are there really sharks in the deep end of the pool?
How I Learned To Swim at Jermyn Street Theatre

Image courtesy Jermyn Street Theatre

Show details

Synopsis


"Grief is weird and expensive."


Jamie wants to start swimming lessons.


Which is not unusual, except for the fact that she just turned thirty.


Attempting to find closure after her brother's disappearance, she decides it's time to face her fear.


This coming-of-adulthood story explores Black people's relationship to water, whilst finally answering the question: are there really sharks in the deep end of the pool?


Background information, advisory warnings


Age suitability: Not available


Writer and director Somebody Jones and Khadifa Wong are JST Creative Associates, where Khadifa assistant directed 15 Heroines and directed Adventurous.


Somebody Jones wrote Black Women Dating White Men (Hollywood Fringe Festival, Fringe of Colour).


Jessie McKenzie co-designed 15 Heroines.


Festival: This show is part of Footprints Festival.


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Theatre


Name:


Postal address:
16b Jermyn Street
London SW1Y 6ST

Box office tel: 020 7287 2875

Box office email: -

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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 1 June 2021

Closes:Thursday 10 June 2021

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday 1 June 7.30pm

Friday 4 June 9.30pm

Thursday 10 June 7.30pm


Matinee:
Saturday 5 June 5.30pm

Running time: 1 hr 00 mins

Tickets


Standard:

TICKET BAND C:

£12 to £19 (In theatre)

£9 to ££15 (At home)


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Cast


Merryl Ansah

Creatives


Author: Somebody Jones
Director: Khadifa Wong
Costume designer: Jessie Mckenzie

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