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The brain child of veteran director, Richard H Nosworthy, “Crazy Diamond” will take audiences on a scintillating 2 hour journey following the history of Pink Floyd, as seen through the eyes of Roger Keith Barrett – aka Syd to his friends – and paying tribute to him. Barrett was one of the founding members of Pink Floyd, and even though he only stayed with the band for the first two years, his influence on the band continued long after his departure through their following 40 years or so existence.
Audiences will feel electrified as they follow the Pink Floyd story which highlights Barrett’s influence he had on both the band’s style of music and the lyrics they have written over the years. It also sheds light on the band’s early influences; explains why their work often contains very long songs with elaborate free flowing solos and discusses their innovative use of modern technology and Musique concrete.
“Crazy Diamond” covers a wide spectrum of Pink Floyd’s music and will soon have die-hard Floyd fans or just your regular “rocker at heart” enjoying the sounds of music ranging from the band’s first album The Piper at the Gates of Dawn and continuing the journey through A Saucer Full of Secrets to the more “modern” Floyd music of The Wall to A Momentary Lapse of Reason and the last Pink Floyd album The Division Bell.
Over 30 songs will be performed along this scintillating journey of rock at its very best, including Jugband Blues, Echoes, Speak to Me, Breathe, Happiest Days of our lives, Another Brick in the Wall, parts 1,2 and 3, The Dogs of War, Shine on You Crazy Diamond and many more, all ensuring the audiences will be provide with a never to be forgotten show.
Taking centre stage in this production is undoubtedly one of Africa’s most talented guitarists and multi-award winning songwriter, Mel Botes. Mel has always acknowledged that Pink Floyd has had a big influence on his music career, with their influence being evident in both his writing and style of playing and can be seen in Mel’s original works; “David’s Confession” and in “Flight of Bird” on and he has been in his element while collaborating with Richard Nosworthy to bring “Crazy Diamond” to the stage. This is a second collaboration between this talented pair, the first being “Flight of Bird” which was directed by Nosworthy and starred Botes.
Pink Floyd is known for its elaborate concerts with big budget lighting rigs, visual effects and sound systems, and “Crazy Diamond” pays tribute to these too. There are specially produced supporting images which are projected onto screens and a voice over guides the audience through the years as the music takes them through the time-warp that as Pink Floyd’s music.
Available 26 September 2020.
Tickets are valid for 72 hours.