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The Mercy


No. 6 Cinema, Portsmouth’s only independent filmhouse, screen 2018 British biographical drama film The Mercy on Friday 16th March 2018, from 7:00pm.

The Mercy is based on the incredible true story of amateur sailor Donald Crowhurst, and his attempt to win the first single-handed round-the-world yacht race in 1968.

Crowhurst entered the Sunday Times Golden Globe race, partly as an opportunity to publicise a new navigation device he had been working on. He fitted another of his inventions, a stability system, to his untested trimaran and set off to on his solo mission to circumnavigate the globe.

Leaving his family behind, his inexperience and loneliness found him confronted with dramatic struggles and acute isolation alone on the high seas. 

A haunting tale of a man going to sea and the family he leaves behind.

Book online through the No. 6 Cinema website, or buy on the door on the night.

Film Info

  • Director: James Marsh
  • Starring: Colin Firth, Rachel Weisz
  • Running time: one hour and 42 minutes (102 minutes)


  • Adults: £9.00
  • Concessions: £7.50 (students, seniors (60+), or Portsmouth Leisure Card holders)
  • 25 and under: £5.00

Coming up at No. 6 Cinema

Earlier Event: March 15