Mathematics of the Heart

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A&C Black, Feb 7, 2012 - Drama - 96 pages
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What happens when love doesn't add up?
Dr Paul MacMillan is a professor of Chaos Theory. Specialist subject: storm patterns. A month after the death of his father, Paul's life has ground to a halt. With his itinerant ne'er do well brother, Chancer, in his spare room, his girlfriend Emma pushing for a future and the arrival of a beautiful new PhD student, Zainab, prediction is proving increasingly difficult. Then the discovery of his father's final and surprise possession catapults Paul's world into real chaos.
Intelligent, witty and sincere, this drama combines strong emotion with knowing humour and a cleverly relevant academic backbone, whereby scientific theories rebound themes and motifs, and inform the characters' apparently random decisions and actions.
Mathematics of the Heart won the Brighton Fringe Festival New Writing South Best New Play 2011 andthe Evening Argus 'Outstanding Artistic Contribution' Award 2011.
 

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Character List
2
Scene One
3
Scene Two
14
Scene Three
20
Scene Four
38
Scene Five
40
Scene Six
50
Scene Seven
53
Scene Eight
61
Scene Nine
63
Scene Ten
65
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Award winning writer Kefi Chadwick's previous full length plays have included the following: The Deal (Nightingale Theatre, New Writing South), Below Zero (London and regional tour, Proteus Theatre), The Wedding Present (regional tour, Proteus Theatre) and Clamshell Boy (London and regional tour, Intrepid Theatre). Her short film Cregan was screened in competition internationally, winning second prize at Waterford Film Festival and the New York Film Festival Audience Choice. It was also selected by BBC Film Network. Her prose works have been published in the UK and USA, and appeared on BBC Radio 4.

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