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Sunday, December 6, 2015


The Barnyard Theatre at Gateway will be staging Old Friends - a tribute to arguably the world’s greatest duo, Simon & Garfunkel - on December 13.

Successfully launched at the Atterbury Theatre in Pretoria in June 2012, this wonderfully entertaining tribute features both the story and the iconic music of Simon & Garfunkel.

Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel grew up in Queens, New York, in the 1960s and dominated the international music scene for the next 50 years. Renowned for their poetic song writing about inner city life, their gentle melodic harmonies and the recurring tensions in their more than 50 year friendship, the duo are responsible for some of the most recognisable music of the 20th century. Bridge Over Troubled Water, The Boxer, The Sounds of Silence and Homeward Bound are all classic Simon & Garfunkel songs that defined the character of classic folk rock music, and they can all be heard in this show.

The talented Ben van Zyl and Pieter Smit are the musical force whose classic interpretationof the definitive tunes manage to breathe life into familiar favourites such as America, The 59th Street Bridge Song and Mrs Robinson.

Old Friends will create new Simon & Garfunkel fans and established fans are sure to leave with goose bumps. Known as Marcato, they are ably supported by Charles Geer on bass and Jerry Spanenberg on electric guitar. The show is written and directed by Richard H Nosworthy and produced by Mel Botes, the acclaimed force that presented the celebrated Pink Floyd tribute show, Crazy Diamond.

The show will be a matinee with the theatre opening at 12h30 and the show starting at 14h00, and tickets are R130 per person. For bookings and enquiries, phone The Barnyard Theatre on 031 566 3045 or visit  For further information e-mail or visit