Project: One Thinks Of It All As A Dream
Client: Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival
‘I’m simply asking, Mr Waters, how do you know it’s Syd who has the problem?’
Live event film production of ‘One Thinks Of It All As A Dream’ theatre performance at Traverse Theatre, produced by SMHAFF.
London, 1967. Pink Floyd have just released their debut album, the psychedelic masterpiece Piper at the Gates of Dawn. But the behaviour of their frontman, Syd Barrett, has become increasingly erratic. Is he having a drug-induced breakdown? Or is he playing an elaborate joke on the band and the music industry?
This witty and poignant new play – specially commissioned for the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival – is both a vivid portrait of a revolutionary period in pop music and a character study of one of its most enigmatic and complex figures.
Performance documented by Scott Willis and Duncan Cowles.