Martin Figura

Doctor Zeeman’s Catastrophe Machine

Thursday 26 May
8.45pm


Martin Figura turns to Sir Erik Christopher Zeeman’s Catastrophe Machine, the moon and photographs to help him sort out love, loss and when to let go. Is there an 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?

Join us for the Premiere of this new show from award-winning poet Martin Figura, directed by multi-media provocateur Ross Sutherland. On stage, the titular Catastrophe Machine is an imposing prop that plays an active part in proceedings, flanked by visual projections and a soundscape created by acclaimed artists including Andre Barreau and Karen Hall. Figura’s commanding presence brings alive the wit and humanity of his words.

‘Profoundly honest and at the same time joyfully entertaining' Independent on Sunday

This event is part of a special double-bill of live literature with Linton Kwesi Johnson - you can purchase a ticket for both events £18

More information about Linton Kwesi Johnson's event here

 

Event runs: c. 60 minutes (no interval)

 

Visit Martin Figura's website here

Commissioned by Writers’ Centre Norwich & Norwich Arts Centre

Writers’ Centre Norwich
Writers’ Centre Norwich

Norwich Arts Centre
Norwich Arts Centre

UNESCO City of Literature
UNESCO City of Literature