To celebrate the 40th anniversary of 'Dark Side of the Moon,' acclaimed British playwright and Academy Award winner Tom Stoppard has created a new radio play based on the album. The hour-long audio drama incorporates music from the album with a story that's been described as a “philosophical comedy,” that according to teaser animator Aardman.comexplores "the themes of greed, conflict, consumption, humanity and the descent into madness."
Tom Stoppard is a big Pink Floyd fan and Floyd guitarist David Gilmore said, “I have read the script of Tom’s radio play ‘Dark Side’ and found it fascinating...I can’t wait to hear it come to life with the great cast performing it and our music woven into it. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’s’ 40 year anniversary.”
'Dark Side' will premier on BBC Radio 2 at "2200 BST" tonight and if my calculations are correct that's 5pm New York time, and you can listen here.