The 40th anniversary of Pink Floyd’s 1973 Dark Side of the Moon album is to marked on BBC Radio 2 by an hour-long audio drama by Sir Tom Stoppard. Dark Side, to air on 26 August, will incorporate music from the album as part of its ‘fantastical and psychedelic’ story.
Bill Nighy and Rufus Sewell will be in a “stellar cast” headed by Misfits star Iwan Rheon and Amaka Okafor. Floyd member David Gilmour said he had found Sir Tom’s script “fascinating”. Jeff Smith, Radio 2’s head of music, said the play would be a “dramatic examination” of the album’s themes, “conflict, greed and madness” among them.
The Dark Side of the Moon has sold an estimated 50 million copies!
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