The Mercy

The Mercy
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 41min
  • Directed by: James Marsh
  • Cast: Rachel Weisz, Colin Firth, David Thewlis
  • UK release: 9 February 2018

The true story of Donald Crowhurst (Firth), a weekend sailor who persuaded an investor to build him a yacht so that he could enter a round-the-world yacht race, with disastrous consequences. Firth does brave and moving work as Crowhurst falls apart under the stress, but the conclusion is unconvincing.

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Performance times

Forest Arts Centre, New Milton (0.0 miles)

Old Milton Road, New Milton, Hampshire, BH25 6DS
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Wed 25 Jul

  • 14:00
  • 19:30

Octagon, Grassington (0.0 miles)

1 Moor Lane, Grassington, North Yorkshire, BD23 5AA
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Sat 4 Aug


Odeon Guildford (0.0 miles)

Bedford Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 4SJ
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Tue 24 Jul

Romsey Town Hall (0.0 miles)

Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 8YZ
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Mon 1 Oct


Tuckwell Amphitheatre, Cheltenham (0.0 miles)

Dean Close School, Shelburne Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 6HE
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Wed 25 Jul

£8 (£7)

  • 21:15

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The Mercy

5 Feb 20183 stars

Colin Firth does brave, moving work as sailor Donald Crowhurst in a somewhat successful biopic

Colin Firth is showstopping in the story of Donald Crowhurst's infamous 1968 attempt to sail solo around the world. Driven by the substantial prize money and fame attached to the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race and inspired by Sir Francis Chichester's…

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