Story of Simon and Garfunkel retold

PUBLISHED: 11:48 12 June 2014

Simon and Garfunkel story

Simon and Garfunkel story


THE compelling story of one of the most popular music duos of all time is being told in a musical.

The Simon And Garfunkel Story is enjoying its 50th anniversary, and it is currently the biggest and the most successful touring theatre show.

With standing ovations at every performance, the number one show celebrates the lives and career of folk-rock sensations Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel.

Direct from London’s West End, it features award-winning actor Dean Elliott, who played Buddy Holly in Buddy – The Musical, and a full cast of talented actors and musicians.

The story takes audiences back through the 1960s, telling the duo’s story from their humble beginnings as rock ‘n’ roll duo Tom And Jerry.

The tale continues through their massive success, dramatic break-up and finishing with a stunning recreation of the 1981 Central Park reformation concert.

Using a huge projection screen, the show features both original photos and film footage while a full live band performs all their hits including Mrs Robinson, Cecilia, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Homeward Bound, Sound Of Silence and many more.

The show will run at The Playhouse in Weston’s High Street on June 27 from 7.30pm. Tickets, priced £17.50-19, are available from the box office on 01934 645544 or at

The Mercury has teamed up with The Playhouse to offer three lucky readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to the show. To enter the competition, answer this question: What cartoon band name did Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel originally perform under?

Send your answer, plus your name, address, email address and a daytime telephone number, to: Simon and Garfunkel competition, Weston, Worle & Somerset Mercury, 32 Waterloo Street, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1LW by 9am on June 20.

Alternatively, click on the link in the top right hand corner to enter. Usual Archant rules apply and the editor’s decision is final. By entering this competition you are agreeing to be contacted by Archant.

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