Topsy-Turvy

Theatrical Release: January 14, 2000
Topsy-Turvy
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Synopsis

For nearly a decade, musical composers Gilbert and Sullivan, renowned for their Victorian operettas, had been delighting the English people. But in 1884 their latest work received lukewarm press. Sullivan wanted to quit and compose more serious music, but the two were contractually obligated to create a new work for their producer.

When Gilbert’s wife brought him to a Japanese exhibition, he conceived “The Mikado.” But that’s when the work really began. As actors were rehearsed and coddled, the ensemble’s private lives began to color their work. “Topsy-Turvy” examines the tumultuous goings on during the process of bringing “The Mikado” from page to stage.

Dove Review

Content Description

Sexual situations; brief nudity in a brothel; drug use as an actor uses the needle; a few expletives and one or two obscenities, but I caught no misuse of God's name.

Info

Company: Focus Features
Writer: Mike Leigh
Director: Mike Leigh
Genre: Musical
Runtime: 161 min.
Industry Rating: R
Starring: Jim Broadbent, Allan Corduner, and Timothy Spall.