Direct from a weeklong run in London’s West End at the Vaudeville Theatre and performing to SOLD OUT audiences in over 50 countries worldwide, THE SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORY is back and gets to Newport next week, with more dates around South Wales in Brecon and Llandudno.

This show is currently the biggest and the most successful theatre show celebrating the lives and career of Folk/Rock sensation Simon and Garfunkel. 

Featuring a full cast of talented West End actor- musicians, their performance will take audiences back through the Groovy times of the 1960s. It tells the story of both Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel from their humble beginnings as Rock n Roll duo ‘Tom and Jerry’, right through to their massive success, dramatic break-up and finishing with a stunning recreation of the 1981 Central Park reformation concert.

THE SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORY – THE RIVERFRONT, NEWPORT

Using a huge projection screen, the show features 1960’s photos and film footage whilst a full live band perform all their hits including Mrs Robinson, Cecilia, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Homeward Bound, Sound of Silence and many more!

With every performance, from Sydney to Seattle leading to a standing ovation, this is an evening not to be missed!

Stepping into the Simon & Garfunkel moccasins are ADAM DICKINSON (Paul Simon). Adam trained at Guildford School of Acting and The University of Central Lancashire. The Simon and Garfunkel Story marks Adam’s professional debut, and what a way to start, playing such an iconic figure as Paul Simon!

CAMERON POTTS (Art Garfunkel) also trained at Guildford School of Acting and Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh and is understandably thrilled to be a part of this incredible cast in The Simon and Garfunkel Story. His recent performing credits in the UK and the West End include Tommy in Big Girls Don’t Cry and Richard Lewis in My Land’s Shore, which actually had its premier here in Wales.

We caught up with the pair of them just before they stepped onto stage to have a chat about this fantastic show, which is so much more than a tribute to…..

We talked about the production, the music and started by asking just how Simon & Garfunkel came to the as performers.

The reviews are all exceptional for this show with everyone who sees it seemingly giving it the highest 5 Stars.

  • “FOR ONCE, YOU CAN REALLY BELIEVE THE HYPE” – British Theatre Guide
  • “AS CLOSE TO THE REAL THING AS IT’S POSSIBLE TO GET” – The Daily Express
  • “A NOSTALGIA FEST” –  Mail On Sunday
  • “AMAZING” – Elaine Paige, BBC Radio 2
  • “AUTHENTIC AND EXCITING” – The Stage
  • “A REAL TREAT” – The Metro
  • “SPINE TINGLING HARMONIES” – The Daily Record

As you heard n the interview this is a full on show, not just the two guys. The rest of the band are first rate too.

  • Leon Camfield (Bass)
  • Will Tuckwell (Electric Guitar/Keyboards)
  • Mat Swales (Drums)

Dean Elliott is the Director and David Beck the Original Director.

The tour plays a few dates here, click on the link below for details and tickets.

And to find out more about the show head to their website HERE.

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