The world premiere of Brokeback Mountain, a new play with music, written by Ashley Robinson with songs by Dan Gillespie Sells and based on Annie Proulx’s short story, opens @sohoplace on 10 May. Directed by Jonathan Butterell, Brokeback Mountain stars Mike Faist as Jack and Lucas Hedges as Ennis, both making their West End stage debuts. The production sees Jonathan Butterell and Dan Gillespie Sells (The Feeling), creators of the hit musical and film Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, reuniting with Producer Nica Burns.
Wyoming 1963: a wild landscape where people live in extreme rural poverty in tight, insular and conservative communities. When Ennis and Jack take jobs on the isolated Brokeback Mountain, all their certainties of life change forever as they flounder in unexpected emotional waters of increasing depth. Dan Gillespie-Sells beautiful Country and Western songs weave heartbreakingly through this intense tale of an unresistible and hidden love spanning twenty years and its tragic consequences.
This is a play with original music by Dan Gillespie Sells, performed by the extraordinary singer, Eddi Reader, joined by her onstage Country and Western band: Sean Green (piano/MD), Meelie Traill (upright bass), Julian Jackson (chromatic harmonica), BJ Cole (pedal steel guitar).
Approx 90 minutes, no interval
Additional Details & FAQ
- Access Information
The following access performances for Brokeback Mountain are now confirmed:
BSL – 12th July 2023 7:30pm
AD – 29th July 2023 2:30pm
CC – 4th August 2023 7:30pm
This is a type of access performance. To book access seating please contact Nimax, by calling 0330 333 5963 or emailing email@example.com
- Cancellation Policy
No exchanges or refunds after purchase.
- Suitable For Children
Aug 5, 2023
The set design and the live music was so special. The actors were out of this world. As someone who has never seen the film I was left devastated and hugely moved.
Aug 5, 2023
My evening at Soho Place a great treat. A first visit to this theatre, staff helpful and friendly and a great play with superb music 👌👏😊
Aug 5, 2023
Aug 4, 2023
One of the best theatrical experiences, excellent acting, great production, wonderful new venue
Jul 28, 2023
Deeply moving. Powerful performances by both Mike Faist and Lucas Hedges. Faist is magnetic and we couldn’t take our eyes off his every expression. Hedges put a beautiful and elegant spin on Innis. The musicians added a dimension of authenticity and magic to the environment. Would see it again the next day.
Jul 26, 2023
Does a good job splitting the plot of the movie and creating an after story—however, falls short of creating the same emotional intimacy and connection as seen and explored in film. Rushed through characters’ connection, went straight from two men working together to all of a sudden involved in an emotionally-rift sexual relationship. The mood stayed stagnant throughout the whole play—monotonous play-speak in both characters, no emotional change throughout storyline, 2 hours of angry men shouting at each other. The play could’ve done more to create intimacy and emotional development between the characters. After all, that was the film’s intention with using characters that are stereotypically devoid of that. Great music numbers, enjoyed the live band and songs that did a great job setting and changing the mood—without the music, I’m not sure we would’ve picked up on the mood ever changing.
Jul 22, 2023
What a great adaptation ,in such a close up gritty experience - loved it - every minute .
Jul 9, 2023
Brilliant! The acting, music and stage production worked seamlessly together to evoke real emotion and intensity. We left the theatre feeling deeply moved.
Jul 5, 2023
Loved this as a film so was curious how it would be done on stage. But it was performed brilliantly. Even performed in the round rather than a conventional stage made you feel more involved in the story.
Jun 17, 2023
Absolutely amazing show. Stunning performance by both Mike Faist and Lucas Hedges.
Jun 16, 2023
Very good sound design Well performed play Overall enjoyable
Jun 14, 2023
Was an excellent experience 👏
May 31, 2023
Big disappointment. There is not enough material to create real characters full of emotions and tension between them. Unfortunatelly acting was not great neither. The best part is music and singing. It is not enough to save the show though.