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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).
- 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.
Approx 90 minutes, no interval
- Suitable For Children
May 10, 2023 - Aug. 12, 2023
Latest customer reviews
21 May 2023
Superb staging of this unique love story. The live music helps create the atmosphere, the presence of the older Ennis reminds us that we have to live with loss and regret, and the acting is good. There could have been more tenderness between the two leads, it was all a bit jagged grabbing at times, perhaps reflecting the precarious position of gay love in that context.
Linda Confirmed ticket purchaser