Bridge over troubled water

The Simon and Garfunkel Story
The Simon and Garfunkel Story

Simon and Garfunkel may have had a famously troubled relationship, but the incredible music they produced throughout the Sixties was magical.

The Simon and Garfunkel Story is currently in the second year of a national tour and opens 2015 at the Waterside on Friday (January 9).

And just a few days later it arrives at the Wycombe Swan on Saturday January 17.

The show tells the story of the American musicians through their songs and a video backdrop of images and footage from the Sixties.

Created by Dean Elliott, who starred as Buddy Holly in Buddy - The Muscial in London for two years, he also plays the part of Paul Simon.

He said: “I loved doing Buddy, it was a wonderful rock and roll muscial.

“But I wanted to write something and create something myself, make the audience cry, laugh and include an incredible back catalogue of good tunes with an interesting story. I’m a massive fan of Simon and Garfunkel and they seemed like the perfect people for a show.”

Jonny Smart plays Art Garfunkel and has received tremendous reviews.

Dean said: “We did a nationwide search and auditions for Art.

“Jonny is straight out of drama school and has a great voice.

“He came to the audition with long blonde hair and offered to get it permed after we offered him the part.

“His voice is perfect, it effortlessly comes out, and he gets a standing ovation for Bridge Over Troubled Water.”

The shows at the Waterside and Swan both start at 7.30pm. Tickets at the Waterside start at £18, box office 0844 871 7607.

Tickets at the Swan cost £19 (concessions available), box office 01494 512000.