See it if you want a simply staged, superbly acted and incredibly poignant rendition of this tale. I was engrossed from start to finish- beautiful.
Don't see it if you want a fast paced show. This has a very slow to unravel story but it manages to captivate nonetheless.
See it if your into romance and beautiful told story with a little music
Don't see it if you like long shows its a 90 minute short play done great
See it if You just want to be reminded that gay isn’t all feathers, sequins and flamboyance, and has some effin neuance
Don't see it if You are Quentin Letts Read more
See it if You’ve watched the film as you can fill in the storytelling gaps the play misses out on. Understandably it’s a 90 mins show
Don't see it if You are looking to be emotionally moved. Misses the mark as in my opinion it’s too quick to understand the characters
See it if You love the movie
Don't see it if You didn't think the movie was as good as the critics did. You'll feel the same about this show.
See it if You want to see very two strong actors
Don't see it if You’re fussy about anything beyond the acting
See it if You like great dramas with great acting
Don't see it if You expect to see an exact replica of the movie on stage
See it if Liked the movie a lot so went in knowing I would appreciate this. Touching story showcased beautifully
Don't see it if It is a bit slow paced
" 'Brokeback Mountain' is a story of enduring love that speaks to the need to love openly and freely - and if there's anything the world needs, it's more love."
"The music here is a lovely touch, but really it’s an atmospheric flourish rather than the heart and soul of the production, which really amounts to an efficient retelling of Proulx’s story."
"This is a gem of a show, marrying two arthouse-cool American actors with an oddball selection of offstage talent to produce something quietly moving."
"This adaptation of the book that became an Oscar-winning film has a semi-musical approach that charms, but it doesn't overwhelm the emotions"
"The play’s ending is stark, leaving our sobs stuck, dry, in our throats. The men’s unlived lives, their unspent passions, are desolately evoked."
"There’s atmosphere aplenty in Jonathan Butterell’s production… [but] I’m not sure this new version brings as much to the table [as the movie]. The slender storyline is punctuated by fragments of tasteful but generic numbers … leave us wanting more."
"It remains a story full of feeling, but never quite rising to the heights of poetry and meaning that you expect."
"If only the shame, violence and regret depicted here was purely historical. It’s not, of course – and perhaps that’s why this remarkable drama, which agonisingly illustrates the consequences of love denied, so thoroughly breaks your heart."