Ewan McGregor stars in this hilarious, musical skewering of 1950s England.
Austerity be gone! The war is over. It s time for frothy coffee in Soho cafes, teenage
kicks and rock n roll music… almost. But not for Private Hopper in his last months of
Hopper has been assigned to the War Office where he is responsible for translating
anything that comes from the Russians, and brewing regular cups of the barely bloody
When he gets bored, he can always dream himself into a musical landscape where
anything is possible.
In the real world Hopper finds himself caught up with a real cast of characters.
Private Francis Francis, new to the big city and completely out of his depth; the
Corporals, Colonels and Majors who make life not worth living on a daily basis; cinema
organist Harold Atterbow, a man with a dark and sweaty secret, and the beautiful
temptress Sylvia – bountiful blonde usherette at the local Odeon – who will bring them all
crashing down onto the rocks of desire.