The world of Gilbert and Sullivan comes to vivid life in this extraordinary dramatization of the staging of their legendary 1885 comic opera The Mikado from Mike Leigh. Jim Broadbent and Allan Corduner brilliantly inhabit the roles of the world-famous Victorian librettist and composer, respectively, 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.
Audio commentary featuring director Mike Leigh
New video conversation between Leigh and the film's musical director, Gary Yershon
A Sense of History, Leigh's 1992 short film written by and starring actor Jim Broadbent
Featurette from 1999 including interviews with Leigh, stars Broadbent and Allan Corduner, and other cast members