On the opening night of Princess Ida at the Savoy Theatre in January 1884, composer Sir Arthur Sullivan (Allan Corduner), ill from kidney disease, is barely able to make it to the theatre to conduct. He goes on a holiday to Continental Europe hoping that the rest will improve his health. While he is away, ticket sales and audiences at the Savoy Theatre wilt in the hot summer weather. Producer Richard D'Oyly Carte (Ron Cook) has called on Sullivan and the dramatist W.S. Gilbert (Jim Broadbent) to create a new piece for the Savoy, but it is not ready when Ida closes. Until a new piece can be prepared, Carte revives an earlier Gilbert and Sullivan work, The Sorcerer.

MPAA Rating:R
Genre:Musical, Music, Drama, Biography, History, Comedy
Country:United Kingdom, United States
Produced By:Georgina Lowe, Simon Channing Williams
Directed By:Mike Leigh
Written By:Mike Leigh
Cast:Michelle Chadwick, Paul Barnhill, Martin Savage, Wendy Nottingham, Jonathan Aris, Richard Coyle, William Neenan, Mary Roscoe, Lesley Manville, Steve Speirs, Paul Rider, Francis Lee, Ashley Artus, Sophie Duval, Sukie Smith, Wayne Cater, Matt Bardock, Gemma Page, Julie Jupp, Anna Francolini, Vincent Franklin, Monica Dolan, Adam Searle, Geoffrey Hutchings, Mark Benton, Eiji Kusuhara, Ron Cook, Kevin Walton, Timothy Spall, Stefan Bednarczyk, Heather Craney, Dorothy Atkinson, Roger Heathcott, Louise Gold, Shirley Henderson, Sam Kelly, Gary Yershon, Richard Attlee, Jim Broadbent, Lavinia Bertram, Eve Pearce, Allan Corduner, Nicholas Woodeson, Kevin McKidd, Rosie Cavaliero, Kate Doherty, Matthew Mills, Teresa Gallagher, Naoko Mori, Alison Steadman, Keeley Gainey, David Neville, Ashley Jensen, Dexter Fletcher, Mia Soteriou, Cathy Sara, Kacey Ainsworth, Togo Igawa, Angie Wallis, Angela Curran, Tatiana Lavrentieva, Victor Sobchak, Debbie Chazen, Charles Simon, Katrin Cartlidge, Julian Bleach, John Warnaby, Lance Patrick, Eleanor David, Julia Rayner, Andy Serkis, Nick Bartlett, Michael Simkins, Brid Brennan, Akemi Otani, Kenneth Hadley, Theresa Watson, Jenny Pickering, Philippe Constantin, Simon Butteriss, Nicholas Boulton, Neil Salvage
In Theaters:Feb 11, 2000
Runtime:2 hours 34 minutes
Production:Goldwyn Films, Newmarket Capital Group, The Greenlight Fund, Thin Man Films
Box Office:$6,208,548
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