Following a sold out season on London’s West End and various cities across Europe, the UK production of The Simon & Garfunkel Story will play for one night only on Tuesday the 12th of July at Auckland’s ASB Theatre.
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 is 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.
The Simon And Garfunkel Story
Tuesday 12 July - ASB Theatre, Auckland