Film: Topsy-Turvy (1999) | Sunnyside Community Hall Tunbridge Wells  | Sat 29th December 2018 Lineup

Film: Topsy-Turvy (1999)

Sunnyside Community Hall in Tunbridge Wells

Saturday 29th December 2018

7:00pm til 10:00pm

Minimum Age: 12

Director: Mike Leigh Certificate: 12 Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama Runtime: 2 hrs 34 mins Cast: Jim Broadbent, Allan Corduner, Dexter Fletcher

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Film: Topsy-Turvy (1999) on Saturday 29th December 2018

Mike Leigh directs this comic look at one of light opera's most famous creative partnerships. In 1880s London, the writing team of William Gilbert (Jim Broadbent) and Arthur Sullivan (Allan Corduner) looks set to split after the comparative failure of their latest collaboration, 'Princess Ida'. Sullivan is keen to prove himself as a serious composer, feeling that Gilbert's writing has become too formulaic. However, when Gilbert's wife, Kitty (Lesley Manville), takes him to an exhibition of Japanese culture, his imagination is fired, and he enthusiastically contacts Sullivan with ideas for a new project.

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