David Gilmour

“I found the script of Tom’s play fascinating; I can’t think of a better way to celebrate The Dark Side of The Moon’s 40 year anniversary.”

Nick Mason

“I love it. If anyone is going to mess with the crown jewel of albums, Tom is a very good choice.”

Originally broadcast on 26 August 2013, the radio play is now available as a luxury package resembling a hard-backed book, including a CD carrying the 54-minute play, which includes the majority of the Dark Side of the Moon album, plus a 56-page bound insert of the play’s script featuring all the dialogue and stage directions, plus Roger Waters’ original lyrics from the album.

The release also features a bonus disc with text translations in German, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese, Japanese, Mandarin and Russian.

‘Darkside’ is an abstract and compelling drama which follows Emily, a philosophy student, through a series of thought experiments, which are vividly brought to life. The play also ranges over a series of grand themes, which are both thought provoking and laced with Stoppard’s characteristic wit and humour.

The cast is impressive, with Bill Nighy as Dr Antrobus/the Witch Finder, Rufus Sewell is Mr Baggott/Ethics Man, Adrian Scarborough is Fat Man and Amaka Okafor is Emily.