West End star tells the story of famous duo in Barking
PUBLISHED: 16:23 11 May 2015 | UPDATED: 16:39 11 May 2015
A leading West End actor is taking his story of Simon & Garfunkel on tour.
Dean Elliot will play Paul Simon in The Simon and Garfunkel Story, the tale of the two best friends from New York who went on to become one of the most popular groups of the 1960s.
Having played Buddy in the Olivier nominated eponymous show, he wanted a fresh challenge and decided to help create the new show.
“It was when I was looking through my CD collection when I realised I had a lot of Simon & Garfunkel,” Dean said. “At that same point in time a friend of mine asked me how their story worked and started.”
Dean and the rest of the cast will be explaining that very story – from being 50s rock ‘n’ roll duo Tom & Jerry – and take a journey back in time through all the songs and stories that shaped them, including Mrs Robinson, Bridge Over Troubled Water and Homeward Bound.
On the night, the show will also explore the group’s dramatic split and their individual solo careers before ending the night with a stunning recreation of their legendary 1981 Central Park reunion concert.
“We have been very lucky, as we have had standing ovations on most of the nights of the tour so far and people have just been loving it,” Dean said.
“We are quite looking forward to seeing the audience’s reaction in Barking on the night.”
The Simon & Garfunkel Story starts at 7.30pm on Saturday (May 16). Tickets cost £17 to £19. For more information, call 020 8507 5607.
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