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‘An odd retro evening, but agreeable’: THE SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORY – West End & Touring ★★★

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Musically, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is a treat, from the opening growl of ‘The Sound of Silence’, through the gentle folksy love songs, to the complex harmonies and crypto-prophetic lyrics developing through the ‘Bookends’ and ‘Bridge’ albums.

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‘Undemanding & not bad fun’: STORIES – National Theatre ★★★

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It’s a sign of the sparky credibility of Nina Raine’s play about a woman desperate for a sperm donor – having broken with her younger, unwilling boyfriend – that half an hour in I started thinking “aren’t women hell!” But later that changes to “actually, it’s theatricals and intellectual creatives who are hell”. It is all very NW3.