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This inspiring British drama tells the story of Mercedes Gleitze, the first British woman to swim the English Channel, and her struggles both in water and against the sexist and discriminatory attitudes of the 1920s.

Director: Elliott Hasler

Cast: Kirsten Callaghan, John Locke, Victoria Summer

  • Seating Accessibility Information


    Seat size

    Seats in the Cinema are 45cm (172/3“) wide and 46cm (18“) deep, are 40cm (152/3“) from the floor, and have 12cm (42/3“) between seats.


    Seats in the Cinema have armrests that do not fold away, and cannot be completely removed.


    Seats in the cinema have 30cm (112/3”) of legroom in front of seats, with additional legroom on row A and seats B1-B4 and B11-B14.

    Further information

    If you have any questions about accessibility our Box Office team are always happy to help and can be contacted on 01642 525199 or by emailing [email protected] - you can also tell us about your access requirements when prompted to do so during the online booking process.

  • BBFC Ratings Information (May contain spoilers)

    Threat and horror

    During often gruelling swimming sequences, a woman finds herself at risk of drowning, hypothermia, being struck by boats and jellyfish stings.


    There is mild bad language (‘bastard’) as well as milder terms such as ‘God’ and ‘hell’.


    A woman is subjected to the sexist behaviour and attitudes of the time, which are condemned by the work as a whole. There are also implied references to homophobia and discriminatory attitudes to non-British people, again set within a historical context.

    Alcohol and tobacco

    We see characters smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol.


    A man talks about the death of his son in an accident at sea and there are undetailed references to mental health concerns.

    Sexual violence and sexual threat

    A woman is sexually harassed by her boss, who talks about ‘stealing a kiss’ from her and who makes an unwanted advance upon her which she finds threatening; he angrily stops when she recoils. Men wolf whistle at a female swimmer as she trains.

    Flashing/flickering lights

    This work contains flashing images which may affect viewers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.