Brixton House
Fri 6 Sep 2024
7:45 pm
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How I Learned to Swim image

Written by Somebody Jones.
Jamie can’t swim. Bit awkward when you’re 30. Fuelled by guilt and a need to mend her broken family, Jamie is taking on her biggest fear. The ocean.    
With the help of a chipper swim instructor, a shady spiritual guide and one cathartic crab sandwich, she’s questioning, ‘How many lengths does it take to wash away regret?’   
Brilliantly witty, deeply heartfelt, this play explores what lies beneath the surface of Black people’s relationship to water.   
Somebody Jones’ searing debut is “funny with fear, liberating with grief” (Fringe Review) and impossible to walk away from unchanged.
Content Warning
References to mental illness, suicide, grieving and death of a family member. Descriptions of drowning. Indirect references to Middle Passage and Black diasporic trauma.