Apparently so, according to this interview erstwhile Pink Floyd leader Roger Waters gave to the Evening Standard.
The band’s famously bleak 1979 concept album has already been turned into two films and a series of high-concept stage shows, and there is the temptation to just urge crotchety 72-year-old Waters to just move on with his life rather than create a new musical theatre version.
But that was before we saw who he’d lined up to make the show: ‘Billy Elliot’ scribe Lee Hall, and the great avant-garde director – and much-loved telly actor – Simon McBurney. There’s, er, not much more info to go on beyond that, but it’s an intriguing prospect – Hall should keep it grounded, McBurney should keep it edgy, and even if it’s awful at least it’ll presumably feature ‘Comfortably Numb’. Plus: there’s really not enough prog in the West End. Stay tuned.
And have you heard there are TWO Harry Potter plays coming to the West End?