Musical tells tale of double act’s career

The Simon and Garfunkel Story.
The Simon and Garfunkel Story.

A musical about the on-off career of an iconic singing duo is Northumberland-bound next week.

The Simon and Garfunkel Story’s 50th Anniversary Tour chronicles how two boys from Queens, New York, became one of the world’s most successful folk-rock double acts of all time with songs such as The Sound of Silence, Mrs Robinson and Bridge Over Troubled Water.

The half-century celebration charts Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel’s humble beginnings as 1950s rock’n’roll duo Tom and Jerry and how they achieved iconic status while interweaving their songs and personal stories.

The performance chronicles their dramatic split and subsequent solo careers before eventually culminating in a recreation of their 1981 Central Park reunion concert.

Following its West End success at the Leicester Square Theatre in London in February, The Simon and Garfunkel Story is currently the biggest touring theatre show celebrating the lives and careers of the two singers.

Performing on the road to sellout audiences, this production has entertained both avid fans and those unfamiliar with the pair’s songs.

The show stars award-winning performer Dean Elliott, previously seen as Buddy Hollyy in Buddy: The Musical.

A live band performs hits including Homeward Bound, I Am a Rock and The Boxer.

Using a huge projection screen, a montage of photographs, as well as film footage, forms a backdrop.

The performance will take place at the Alnwick Playhouse on Thursday, September 10 at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £19.50 for premier seating and £18.50 for standard, with concessions priced at £17.50 .

Tickets are available from the Playhouse box office 01665 510785.

Alternatively, you can also now buy tickets online and get further information at the Alnwick Playhouse’s website, www.alnwickplahouse.co.uk.