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Jonathan Butterell to Direct BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN in the West End

Jonathan Butterell is set to direct the stage adaptation of Brokeback Mountain, with close collaborator Dan Gillespie Sells writing the music for the show.

BAFTA-nominated Mike Faist and Oscar-nominated actor Lucas Hedges will star in the adaptation of Annie Proulx’s short story Brokeback Mountain.

The production will run at the Sohoplace Theatre in the West End and is described as a play with music. The 12-week run begins May 10.

Singer-songwriter Eddi Reader will perform onstage with a country and western band.

Tickets for the show are on-sale now.

Brokeback Mountain is set in the beautiful, wild landscape of Wyoming where cowboys live as they have done for generations. Hard, lonely lives in unforgiving country. Jack Twist and Ennis del Mar are two ranch hands – ‘drop-out country boys with no prospects, brought up to hard work and privation, both rough-mannered, tough spoken’ – glad to have found each other’s company where none had been expected. But companionship becomes something else on Brokeback Mountain, something not looked for, something deadly. In twenty years they grab just a few desperate meetings, grace only in the memory of ‘that old, cold time on the mountain when they owned the world and nothing seemed wrong.’

Jonathan Butterell is represented by Katie Haines at The Agency (London) Ltd.

Dan Gillespie Sells is represented by Katie Haines at The Agency (London) Ltd.