Footprints Festival, Solo

HOW I LEARNED TO SWIM

BY SOMEBODY JONES.
DIRECTED BY KHADIFA WONG.
1 June -
10 June 2021

Overview

“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?

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.

 

TICKET BAND C

Tuesday 1 June 7.30pm
Friday 4 June 9.30pm
Saturday 5 June 5.30pm
Thursday 10 June 7.30pm


People

Merryl Ansah
Performer

Somebody Jones
Writer
Khadifa Wong
Director
Jessie McKenzie
Costume Designer


Media

“Engaging, funny, blunt and thoughtful.”
The Guardian

on BLACK WOMEN DATING WHITE MEN
 

Tickets

1 June -
10 June 2021

Running time: 60 minutes.

Festival Pass
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In Theatre Band C
Concessions available to 65+, theatre unions, Access needs, or Universal Credit

At Home Band C
Concessions available to 65+, theatre unions, Access needs, or Universal Credit