The music is sung by acclaimed musician Eddi Reader (Fairground Attraction), who plays the Balladeer and Jack’s Mother in the show, along with her band: Sean Green (piano/MD), Meelie Traill (upright bass), Julian Jackson (chromatic harmonica), BJ Cole (pedal steel guitar).
Brokeback Mountain is currently in its last weeks at the @sohoplace theatre in London, starring Mike Faist (Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway, West Side Story film) as Jack and Academy Award nominated Lucas Hedges (Manchester By The Sea, Boy Erased) as Ennis.
The cast also includes Emily Fairn as Alma; Paul Hickey as Older Ennis; Martin Marquez as Joe/Bill/Jack’s Father; Rob Alexander-Adams as Understudy Joe/Bill/Jack’s Father/Older Ennis; Tom Mahy as Understudy Jack/Ennis; and Sophie Reid as Lureen/Waitress/Backing/Vocals & Understudy Alma/Baladeer/Jack’s Mother.
The show is based on Annie Proulx’s novel, which was turned into a blockbuster, Oscar-winning movie directed by Ang Lee.
Set in Wyoming, US, in 1963, 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.
Directed by Jonathan Butterell, the creative team also includes Tom Pye (Set & Costume Design), David Finn (Lighting Design), Christopher Shutt (Sound Design), Shaheen Baig (Casting Director), Tommy Ross-Williams (Intimacy Director), Kevin McCurdy (Fight Director), Phil Wilding (Production Manager), Zeb Lalljee (Costume Supervisor), Sam Cox (Wigs Maker/Supervisor), Lily Mollgaard (Props Supervisor), and Mary Irwin and Ben Furey (Vocal/Dialect Coach).
Brokeback Mountain plays at @sohoplace until 12 August 2023.