Topsy-Turvy

Topsy-Turvy

Directed by Mike Leigh • 1999 • United Kingdom
Starring Allan Corduner, Jim Broadbent, Timothy Spall

The world of Gilbert and Sullivan comes to vivid life in director Mike Leigh’s extraordinary dramatization of the staging of the duo’s legendary 1885 comic opera THE MIKADO. Jim Broadbent and Allan Corduner brilliantly inhabit the roles of the world-famous Victorian librettist and composer, who, along with their troupe of temperamental actors, must battle personal and professional demons while mounting this major production. A lushly produced epic about the harsh realities of creative expression, featuring bravura performances and Oscar-winning costume design and makeup, TOPSY-TURVY is an unexpected period delight from one of contemporary cinema’s great artists.

Topsy-Turvy
  • Topsy-Turvy

    Directed by Mike Leigh • 1999 • United Kingdom
    Starring Allan Corduner, Jim Broadbent, Timothy Spall

    The world of Gilbert and Sullivan comes to vivid life in director Mike Leigh’s extraordinary dramatization of the staging of the duo’s legendary 1885 comic opera THE MIKADO. Jim Broadbent and All...

Extras

  • TOPSY-TURVY Commentary

    The following commentary features director Mike Leigh and was recorded in 1999.

  • Mike Leigh and Gary Yershon on TOPSY-TURVY

    In this conversation, recorded in London in 2010, director Mike Leigh and musical director Gary Yershon discuss the work of Gilbert and Sullivan and adapting it for the screen.

  • TOPSY-TURVY Deleted Scenes

    The following sequences contain material that director Mike Leigh deleted from the final cut of TOPSY-TURVY. Although pleased with the scenes, he was under pressure to reduce the length of the film. The scenes are presented from a work copy of the film, with the surrounding footage included for c...

  • A Sense of History

    In this twenty-six-minute short film from 1992, written by Jim Broadbent and directed by Mike Leigh, Broadbent plays the twenty-third Earl of Leete, who takes a film crew on a tour of his estate. As he relates his family history, the crew begins to realize that all is not as it seems. It was duri...

  • TOPSY-TURVY Featurette

    The following featurette, produced in 1999, includes interviews with director Mike Leigh, stars Jim Broadbent and Allan Corduner, and other members of the cast.

  • TOPSY-TURVY TV Spot 1

  • TOPSY-TURVY TV Spot 2

  • TOPSY-TURVY Soundtrack TV Spot

  • TOPSY-TURVY Trailer

    Directed by Mike Leigh • 1999 • United Kingdom
    Starring Allan Corduner, Jim Broadbent, Timothy Spall

    The world of Gilbert and Sullivan comes to vivid life in director Mike Leigh’s extraordinary dramatization of the staging of the duo’s legendary 1885 comic opera THE MIKADO. Jim Broadbent and All...