A STAGE show celebrating the life and music of singer-songwriter Paul Simon comes to Lighthouse, Poole's centre for the arts, on Saturday, February 15.

Something About Simon has been created by Liverpool-based musician Gary Edward Jones, along with Bill Elms and Jon Fellowes who have spent three years crafting the production.

The show combines visuals, stage design and storytelling with Paul Simon's iconic songs, including authentic renditions of top hits from The Sound of Silence and America to Me and Julio and 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover. Premiered in Liverpool in 2018, the show has gone on to tour worldwide, earning five-star reviews and wowing audiences and critics across the globe.

Gary, who is half Maltese and half Liverpudlian, says: "After a sell-out run at the SoHo Playhouse in New York, we're excited to be back on home soil to tour the full stage version of Something About Simon. It's been an incredible two years since we first premiered the show in Liverpool and we're taking absolutely nothing for granted.

"The show has been given such a warm welcome that it's such a joy to step onto stage and tell Paul Simon's story through dialogue and song. It’s a real privilege and honour to have the opportunity to do so."

Gary's musical career began at the age of 11, when he began to play his brother's guitar. He went on to study woodcarving and cabinet making at college, but never lost sight of his music, developing his own style inspired by early Motown, blues and folk.

The decision to study and perform the works of Paul Simon came after countless people compared Gary to the singer. "After all the complimentary comparisons," he says, "I felt it best to do one show about Paul, then move on with my own career. But given the audience reaction, complete with a standing ovation, I knew that wasn't going to be the end of my Paul Simon journey."

Something About Simon begins at 7.45pm. Tickets range from £17.75 to £21.75, with concessions available.To book, visit the Lighthouse website or contact the box office.