Corpus Playroom
Tue 14 - Sat 18 July
Historyonics Theatre Company

Nothing Great is Easy

Chris Hudson

In 1875, a former sailor set out from Dover pier on a quest no-one thought possible. Twenty-two hours later, he had swum his way to fame. This one man show, written and performed by Chris Hudson, brings to the stage the extraordinary true-life story of Captain Matthew Webb, the first person to swim the English Channel. Follow his rivalries with fellow swimmers, the glorious triumph of his pioneering Channel swim, his increasingly futile attempts to capitalise on the resulting fame, and finally his tragic demise in a swimming stunt gone wrong. An inspiring history of athletic endeavour, and an early cautionary tale of the perils of fame.


Tue 14 July at 7:45pm
Wed 15 July at 7:45pm
Thu 16 July at 7:45pm
Fri 17 July at 7:45pm
Sat 18 July at 7:45pm


TUE £6–£7, WED/THU £7–£8, FRI/SAT £8–£9


14 July 7:45pm 7:45pm Book now
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