It’s hard to believe that 50 years have gone by since the most successful folk- rock duo of all time Simon and Garfunkel recorded their first number one hit The Sound of Silence.
The duo is still as popular today with their music appealing to a whole new generation of fans, captivated by their hauntingly poignant lyrics and distinctive sound of the 60s.
The Simon and Garfunkel Story is the theatrical experience everyone is talking about, charting how the musicians came together and the revealing stories behind the hits.
Following its West End success at the Leicester Square Theatre where it opened, this month it is High Peak’s turn with the show playing at Buxton Opera House.
The production features seasoned West End leading man Greg Clarke and a full cast of talented actor- musicians, taking you 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 their massive success, dramatic break-up and finishing with a stunning recreation of the 1981 Central Park re-formation concert.
Using a huge projection screen, the show features 1960s photos and film footage whilst a full live band perform all their hits including Mrs Robinson, Cecilia, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Homeward Bound and Sound of Silence.
The Simon & Garfunkel Story will be on stage at Buxton Opera House on Sunday, May 8, at 7.30pm.
Tickets £19.50. Call 01298 72050 or visit the website www. buxtonoperahouse.org.uk