Tag: Gilbert and Sullivan

Timothy Spall as The Mikado in Topsy-Turvy

Topsy-Turvy

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     18 November     WS Gilbert born, 1836 On this day in 1936, William Schwenk Gilbert, writer and librettist, was born on the Strand, London, a short distance from the Savoy Theatre, where he would

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Jim Broadbent and Allan Corduner in Topsy-Turvy

Topsy-Turvy

    Lovers of costume drama and light operetta are in for a treat. And so are people who can’t stand either art form, thanks to Mike Leigh, more usually known as a purveyor of working-class drama to the realm. Taking as its starting point the creative roadblock reached by

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