Simon and Garfunkel show is Blackburn-bound

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.

Relive the folk-rock duos greatest hits at the Thwaites Empire Theatre on Friday, 3rd June with The Simon and Garfunkel Story.

The tribute is a theatrical experience everyone is talking about, charting how the musicians came together and the revealing stories behind the hits.

The production features 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.

Chairman of the Thwaites Empire Theatre, Michael Berry, said: “This show has proven popular in theatres across the country and beyond. If you’re looking for a fantastic evening of entertainment filled with storytelling and beautiful music then this is an evening not to be missed.”

The Simon & Garfunkel Story will be on stage at the Thwaites Empire Theatre at 7.30pm.

Tickets cost £16 – £18 and are available here or call the booking office on 01254 685500.