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The Simon & Garfunkel Story Headed to the West End’s Lyric Theatre

Thursday, 11th May 2017  

The Simon & Garfunkel Story - Lyric Theatre

The Lyric Theatre in London’s West End remains the home of the jukebox musical Thriller Live for some time to come (still booking for performances up to April 2018), but for four performances this autumn and winter it will also host another celebration of a well known music act in the form of The Simon & Garfunkel Story, starring Sam O’Hanlon and Charles Blyth as the titular duo.

Like Thriller Live, the show will chronicle their journey from early years to latter, though it will also mix live performance with video footage to tell its story. It will undoubtedly be a welcome addition to the capital, judging from the success of other jukebox musicals like Sunny Afternoon, as we witness the heights reached by the world’s most famous folk duo.

Simon and Garfunkel, or Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel, formed in the late 1950s and released a range of hit songs in the 1960s on albums like Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M in 1964, Sounds Of Silence in 1966, Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And Thyme in 1966, Bookends in 1968 and Bridge Over Troubled Water in 1970. Audiences have relished in their hits songs like Mrs Robinson, Sound Of Silence, The Only Living Boy In New York and others, whilst also enjoying the work they released as separate solo acts in the years since.

With such pedigree it naturally falls upon some top talent portray these stars in the West End, whilst also performing some of their signature songs, so it is only right that Sam O’Hanlon and Charles Blyth reprise the role of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel, having already played the parts at locations around the UK. O’Hanlon has a range of credits in stage productions around the country, including at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Simon & Garfunkel Story plays at the Lyric Theatre on four evenings later in the year: Monday 4th September 2017, Monday 2nd October 2017, Monday 6th November 2017 and Monday 4th December 2017. Meanwhile, Thriller Live remains at the venue and is currently booking to Sunday 1st April 2018.

Chris Packer
Chris Packer Chris Packer has been writing about the West End for many years and wishes this knowledge would help him win some pub quizzes. When he’s not writing about the newest shows he’s probably watching films or anticipating the latest releases.

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