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What to expect

  • Smash-hit tribute musical The Simon & Garfunkel Story is coming to London’s Cambridge Theatre after a sell-out worldwide tour.
  • The show will feature the most famous hits by this beloved folk rock duo, all played by a live band and brass ensemble.
  • Tracing Simon & Garfunkel’s career from its humble beginnings to their iconic Central Park reunion gig, this is one production that fans will not want to miss.

The Simon & Garfunkel Story brings the phenomenal career of the world’s most popular rock duo to the musical theatre stage, featuring all of the band’s biggest hits including Bridge Over Troubled Water, Scarborough Fair, Mrs Robinson and Homeward Band, all played by an huge live brass ensemble. 

Produced by the experts of tribute theatre, Maple Tree Entertainment Ltd, this smash-hit show tells the story of how two young boys from Queens became the superstars Simon & Garfunkel as we know them today. From their modest beginnings, when the rock ‘n’ roll pair went by ‘Tom & Jerry’, this fascinating biopic reveals the stories behind the band’s success, their dramatic split as the two turned to solo careers, and how their most famous songs shaped the duo’s iconic sound. Ending with an exhilarating recreation of the band’s legendary Central Park reunion gig in New York’s Central Park, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is an epic roller-coaster through folk rock history that you don’t want to miss!

Exterior of the Cambridge Theatre for The Simon & Garfunkel Story show.

After a sell-out worldwide tour, this Simon and Garfunkel musical is coming to London’s West End for its 50th anniversary celebration. Written by Ben Cooley and directed by Dean Elliott, this production lets us see Simon and Garfunkel as we never have before with original film footage and huge projection photos from the band themselves. Adam Dickinson as Paul Simon and Cameron Potts as Art Garfunkel will lead a live band through the most famous Simon & Garfunkel songs, certain to get little (and big!) rockers out of their seats.

What to know before you go

  • The Simon and  Garfunkel Story is not suitable for children under 5 years old. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.
  • It is approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes long with an interval.
  • There are a few on-site refreshments areas for drinks and snacks including the Foyer Kiosk, Stalls Kiosk and Mini Bar, plus the Marshfield Farm Ice Cream Parlour. All have step-free access.
  • Located in the heart of Covent Garden’s Seven Dials, there are also plenty of places to eat nearby including Bill’s, Shake Shack and the eclectic Seven Dials Market hall.
  • Cambridge Theatre is part of the Theatre Access Scheme striving to make their shows as accessible as possible with BSL-interpreted, audio-described, captioned performances and more options available. Assistants can be available to support you during your visit wherever you may need; please contact the theatre directly.
  • There is step-free access to the theatre via the main Seven Dials Entrance and the Stalls have level access as well as two dedicated wheelchair spaces. An accessible toilet can be found off of the Stalls and there are step-free toilets throughout the venue. Assistance dogs are welcome and staff are happy to look after them during the performance.
  • There is a cloakroom on site where items can be checked for £1 each.

Getting there

  • Cambridge Theatre is located in Covent Garden.
  • Parking can get very busy around the theatre but they are part of Q-Park’s Theatreland Parking Scheme, offering audience members 50% off their parking for up to four hours.
  • The nearest tube stations to Cambridge Theatre are Covent Garden, serving the Piccadilly line, and Leicester Square, serving the Piccadilly and Northern lines. Both are just a few minutes walk to the theatre.
  • Bus routes operating in the area are the 14, 19, 24, 38 and 176.
  • If you’re arriving via railway train, the closest station is Charing Cross and you can take a vibrant 10-15 minute walk up St. Martin’s Lane to theatre or jump on a bus.

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