Is there a mathematical equation for love and the behaviour of a beating heart? Doctor Zeeman’s Catastrophe Machine, is the new stage production from award-winning poet Martin Figura. His previous show, Whistle, telling the story of his extraordinary childhood following his mother’s death at the hand of his father, was an unforgettable hit for those fortunate enough to see it.

In this new standalone show, Martin tells the story of his adulthood in his own inimitable way, using sound, images, poetry and a mathematical machine to journey through marriage guidance, a father/son road trip and his Down’s Syndrome daughter’s leaving home for college. Poetic storytelling with searing honesty, wit and fun; utterly engaging.


Approx 60 mins

Festival Chester Literature Festival 2022

Storyhouse’s annual festival of words and ideas returns this coming autumn.