Mike Leigh’s Choices

The Story of Gilbert and Sullivan

A quirky biopic about one of the most famous theatrical partnerships.

Image from The Story of Gilbert and Sullivan

UK 1953
Dir Sidney Gilliat
With Robert Morley, Maurice Evans, Peter Finch, Eileen Herlie
Certificate PG

Old-fashioned though it is, this quirky coronation-year biopic still has its charms. We had copies around during the making of Topsy-Turvy. Is our film a reaction to this one? Well, a tiny bit! I just thought it would be fun to screen them together.

Please note: this film contains white actors playing East Asian characters.

Joint ticket with Topsy-Turvy £15, concs £12 (Members pay £2 less); joint tickets must be booked via box office on 020 7928 3232 or in person.