Brokeback Mountain (West End)
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Brokeback Mountain (West End)

Brokeback Mountain (West End) London Reviews and Tickets

(121 Ratings)
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Absorbing, Great acting, Enchanting, Great staging, Romantic

About the Show

Mike Faist & Lucas Hedges star in this new adaptation of the Oscar-winning 2005 movie.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (120)

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67 Reviews | 0 Followers
Great staging, Great acting, Exquisite, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if You like a beautiful story well told through engaging performances, imaginative staging and sublime musical accompaniment.

Don't see it if You’re after something with bells and whistles. This is an intimate, emotionally charged tale.

161 Reviews | 168 Followers
Beautiful music, Absorbing, Great acting

See it if Lucas Hedges and Mike Faist bring charisma and great stage presence. Beautifully staged. Original songs add to the emotional atmosphere.

Don't see it if if you expect fast moving fluff. Some may feel it is slow moving. Staging in the round doesn’t provide great sight lines for whole show.

72 Reviews | 8 Followers
Great staging, Edgy, Great acting, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if You like a quick show and no interval

Don't see it if You are homophobic

161 Reviews | 28 Followers
Romantic, Great acting, Absorbing

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.

184 Reviews | 30 Followers
Must see, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Enchanting

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

132 Reviews | 20 Followers
Great staging, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if if you like the movie or are fans of Mike Faist or Lucas Hedges. The stage play stays true to the movie.

Don't see it if if gay-themed plays are not your thing.

91 Reviews | 5 Followers
Enchanting, Romantic, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You liked the movie. You care LGBTQ+ themes. You enjoy great acting - Lucas and Mike are brilliant.

Don't see it if You don't care for the theme.

277 Reviews | 85 Followers
Still heartbreaking but music only sets mood

See it if you want another well-acted incarnation of the story with songs added but only sung by a non-character at the side of the stage.

Don't see it if you expect the music to add anything. Faist is terrific in the showier part, but Hedges is so internal that he is not moving until the end. Read more

Critic Reviews (15)

May 18th, 2023

" '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."
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The London Evening Standard
May 19th, 2023

"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."
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Time Out London
May 19th, 2023

"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."
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The Guardian (UK)
May 19th, 2023

"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."
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The Telegraph (UK)
May 19th, 2023

"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"
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The Times (UK)
May 19th, 2023

"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."
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May 19th, 2023

"It remains a story full of feeling, but never quite rising to the heights of poetry and meaning that you expect."
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London Theatre
May 19th, 2023

"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."
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