After their production "Princess Ida" meets with less-than-stunning reviews, the relationship between Gilbert and Sullivan is strained to breaking. Their friends and associates attempt to get the two to work together again, which opens the way to "The Mikado," one of the duo's greatest successes.

  1. Mike Leigh

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Allan Corduner

    Allan Corduner

    Sir Arthur Sullivan

  2. Jim Broadbent

    Jim Broadbent

    W. S. Gilbert

  3. Timothy Spall

    Timothy Spall

    Richard Temple (The Mikado)

  4. Dexter Fletcher

    Dexter Fletcher


  5. Shirley Henderson

    Shirley Henderson

    Leonora Braham (Yum-Yum)

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Status Released

Release Information

  • September 3, 1999


Original Language English

Runtime 2h 40m

Budget -

Revenue -



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