The Simon & Garfunkel Story

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What's On,
Publish Date
Friday, 12 May 2017, 1:08PM

ACCLAIMED UK PRODUCTION OF

THE SIMON AND GARFUNKEL STORY

COMING TO AUCKLAND FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY

Following a sold out season on London’s West End and various cities across Europe, the UK production of The Simon & Garfunkel Story will tour New Zealand this July visiting Wellington, Auckland, Dunedin and Christchurch.

This acclaimed production tells the fascinating tale of how two young boys from Queens, New York went on to become the world’s most successful music duo of all time. Starting from their humble beginnings as 50s Rock n Roll duo Tom & Jerry, The Simon & Garfunkel Story takes you through all the songs and stories that shaped them, the dramatic split, their individual solo careers and ending with a stunning recreation of the legendary 1981 Central Park reunion concert.

Using a huge projection screen, the show features 1960s photographs and film footage accompanied by a full band performing all their hits including Mrs Robinson’, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Homeward Bound, Scarborough Fair, The Boxer, The Sound Of Silence and many more. 

The Simon & Garfunkel Story features UK performers Gregory Clarke as Paul Simon and Joe Sterling as Art Garfunkel.  Gregory Clarke is an established UK theatre performer across various productions including an original cast member of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Woman in White (Palace Theatre).  Other productions have included Carnaby Street the Musical, Chess, The Witches of Eastwick and more.  Gregory is also an accomplished guitarist and musician and played across various acts and productions including  The Runaround Kids, The Experience, Songbird-The Music of Eva Cassidy, Hold Tight It’s 60’s Night, The Elvis Years, The Bluejays, Hot Stuff the musical and MANY more.

Joe Sterling trained with the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain and most recently played Buddy Holly in ‘Buddy Holly and the Cricketers’, touring theatres across the UK. Other theatre work includes: Pinocchio, Macbeth, Honk!, covered/played Mowgli in The Jungle Book, A Christmas Carol,  Based on a True Story, Oliver! and Precious Bane. 

Both actors/performers have been performing as Simon & Garfunkel across the European and UK tours for several months and look forward to a successful tour of NZ and Australia with the show. 

"Amazing"- Elaine Paige, BBC Radio 2

“Simply incredible”— BBC Scotland

“Spine tingling harmonies”— The Daily Record

http://www.thesimonandgarfunkelstory.com/

THE SIMON AND GARFUNKEL STORY

Wellington – Saturday 22 July, St James Theatre – Book at Ticketek

Auckland – Sunday 23 July, ASB Theatre – Book at Ticketmaster

Dunedin - Wednesday 26 July, Regent Theatre – Book at TicketDirect

Christchurch – Thursday 27 July, Isaac Theatre Royal – Book at Ticketek

ON AIR: Real Life

7:30PM - 8PM