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How I Learned to Swim


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' (FringeReview.co.uk) and impossible to walk away from unchanged.

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    • £10.00 - £17.00
    • 1-26 August 2024
    • 60 minutes
    • Roundabout @ Summerhall
    • subvenue Roundabout
    • warning
      Contains distressing or potentially triggering themes; references to mental illness, suicide, grieving and death. Descriptions of drowning. Indirect references to Middle Passage and Black diasporic trauma.
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    Roundabout @ Summerhall

    (Venue 26) 1 Summerhall, EH9 1PL

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