Topsy Turvy (12) – Lesser known Mike Leigh
A notable departure from Leigh’s ‘kitchen sink’ realism and a nominee for BAFTA’s award for Best British film of its year, 2000.
Gilbert and Sullivan musicals divide taste. But this is the story of lyricist W.S. Gilbert and composer Arthur Sullivan at a rocky time in their relationship, following the commercial flop that was ‘Princess Ida.’ Seeped in meticulous Victorian detail, and with Leigh’s familiar cast, Lesley Manville, Jim Broadbent and Timothy Spall among them, this is an engrossing portrait of the creative partnership that stepped back from breaking up and went on to produce ‘The Mikado.’ Leigh
struggled to get distribution for this film but it became known as ‘one of the best movies you might have missed!
Tickets £6 which include a glass of wine, nibbles and convivial companions!
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Doors open 7pm for 7.30 screening
Iffley Church Hall, Church Way, OX4 4EG