Roger Waters: The Wall, Air Canada Theatre, Toronto, review

Three decades after its conception the exhilarating showpiece is revived in Toronto. It seems incredible to think that Pink Floyd’s career-defining album, The Wall, was first conceived of by bassist Roger Waters to hide from the stadium audiences that used to cause him such disillusionment in the Seventies. On the evening of the production’s 30th-anniversary premiere in Toronto, 67-year-old Waters seems thoroughly reconciled to the stadium format. He strides onto the vast stage in shades and a black hoodie through a shower of pyrotechnic sparks, as the audience raises the roof in anticipation for the show that many thought they might never get the chance to see.


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