THE AUDIENCE at Worcester’s Swan Theatre will be far from The Sound of Silence next Friday when ‘The Simon and Garfunkel Story’ comes to town.
Following its West End success at London’s Leicester Square Theatre, The Simon and Garfunkel Story has become the biggest and most successful international touring theatre show and is the brainchild of Worcester-born Dean Elliott.
Dean, who modestly admits to having enjoyed a ‘modicum of success as a performer’, was playing the West End lead role of Buddy Holly in ‘Buddy’ when inspiration struck to write The Simon and Garfunkel Story.
The show, which receives standing ovations after every performance, brings 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.
With the help of huge projection photos and original film footage, the show also features a full live band performing all the hits, including ‘Mrs Robinson’, ‘Cecilia’, ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’, ‘Homeward Bound’ and many more.
Starting from the duo’s humble beginnings, the show will take the audience on a journey through all of the songs and stories that shaped them, including their dramatic split and individual solo careers and will end with a stunning recreation of the legendary 1981 Central Park reunion concert.
The event starts at 7.30pm and tickets cost £18.50.
Call the theatre’s Box Office on 01905 611427 or visit www.worcesterlive.co.uk for more information.