• Norwich Arts Centre (map)
  • Saint Benedicts Street
  • Norwich, NR2 4PG
  • United Kingdom

Tilt, Writers' Centre Norwich and Norwich Arts Centre presents Doctor Zeeman's Catastrophe Machine by Martin Figura, as part of The Norfolk & Norwich Festival.

Is there a mathematical equation for love and the behaviour of a beating heart?  What can be retrieved from life’s catastrophes and wounds?  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?

Award-winning poet Martin Figura turns to inspirational mathematics guru Sir Erik Christopher Zeeman’s iconic machine, the moon and photographs to shed light on these pressing questions and to help him sort out love, loss and when to let go.

Doctor Zeeman’s Catastrophe Machine will interest anyone charmed by Figura's previous show Whistle. The show is written and performed by Martin Figura, with script development by Ross Sutherland, visuals, sound and animation by Andrew Barreau and Karen Hall, and stage direction and lighting by Tom Clutterbuck.   

Praise for Whistle:

‘This show is astonishing… full of details picked out by a poet’s eye’ ★★★★ 

Natasha Tripney, Exeunt

‘It was a tour de force - moving and deeply courageous.’ Jo Bell, former Director of National Poetry Day

Doctor Zeeman’s Catastrophe Machine is produced by Tilt, funded by Arts Council England and supported by Norwich Arts Centre and Writer’s Centre Norwich.

Cost: £10 / £18 Joint Ticket with Linton Kwesi Johnson

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