Jermyn Street Theatre
Jermyn Street Theatre

HOW I LEARNED TO SWIM

HOW I LEARNED TO SWIM

"Grief is weird and expensive."

Written by SOMEBODY JONES
Directed by KHADIFA WONG

Starring MERRYL ANSAH

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‚Äôs disappearance, she decides it‚Äôs time to face her fear. This coming-of-adulthood story explores Black people‚Äôs relationship to water, whilst finally answering the question: are there really sharks in the deep end of the pool?

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.

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Merryl Ansah

Performer

Somebody Jones

Writer

Khadifa Wong

Director

Jessie McKenzie

Costume Designer

Quotes & reviews

Engaging, funny, blunt and thoughtful."

The Guardian on BLACK WOMEN DATING WHITE MEN