Preview: Alan Bissett’s new play about Pink Floyd frontman Syd Barrett
Andrew Eaton-Lewis explains why he asked Alan Bissett to write a play about Syd Barrett that may – or may not – shed light on the late Pink Floyd frontman’s mental health
Was Syd Barrett, the original frontman of Pink Floyd, mentally ill? It’s a question I’ve spent a lot of time pondering since I asked Alan Bissett to write a play about him for the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival (SMHAFF). The result, One Thinks Of It All As A Dream, premieres in Glasgow next week, and even now I don’t feel as if I have a clear answer. Nor will you get one from Bissett’s play, for all its wit,... read more
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