Sun 3 May, Stamford Theatre stamford poetry events, theatre
Figura comes to terms with love, loss and when to let go in a witty and moving theatrical performance fusing words, sounds and visuals.
Part of VERSE 2020 - Stamford's 5th festival of poetry and spoken word
Doctor Zeeman’s Catastrophe Machine
Written and performed by Martin Figura
Martin Figura's follow up to his award-winning show Whistle has been wowing audiences, from the Edinburgh Book Festival to London Roundhouse.
"… if you have the chance to catch Martin Figura’s show ‘you should take it - funny, sad and life-affirming, with fab visuals... Peerless." Andrew Jackson
Figura comes to terms with love, loss and when to let go in a witty and moving theatrical performance fusing words, sounds and visuals. He turns to mathematics guru Sir Christopher Zeeman’s iconic machine, the moon and photographs to see if there’s a mathematical equation for love and the behaviour of a beating heart?
He takes a reflective American road trip with his sixteen-year-old son and his Down’s Syndrome daughter Amy engages in intense relationships with cartoon characters, looks mortality straight in the eye and shows us all how to live regardless.
He discovers what can be retrieved from life’s catastrophes and wounds; how sometimes they can be for the best? When our windshield is blurred with rain and we’re wearing our reading glasses, can we learn to look in the rear-view mirror and smile?