Plays by Kefi Chadwick

Mathematics of the Heart

Bloomsbury Publishing
Type: Text

What happens when love doesn’t add up?

Dr Paul MacMillan is a professor of Chaos Theory. His specialist subject is 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.

Mathematics of the Heart was produced as part of the Brighton Fringe Festival in May 2011, where it won the Brighton Fringe Festival New Writing South Best New Play 2011 and the Evening Argus Outstanding Artistic Contribution Award 2011. It transferred to Theatre503, London, on 7 February 2012.

Kefi Chadwick is a multi-award-winning writer. Her play Mathematics of the Heart won Best New Play at Brighton Festival in 2011 and went on to a sell-out run at Theatre503, London, in 2012. Her two short plays SexLife and La Petite Mort played at Latitude Festival and in Edinburgh in 2012 and 2013. She created a bespoke piece of theatre for Latitude in 2013 that then went on to be developed by the Arts Council and resulted an interactive show called How Was It For You?, which premiered at Brighton Dome in 2015. She has also contributed to Paines Plough's 'Come To Where I'm From' programme. Her first short film, Cregan, won at Waterford Film Festival and screened nationally and internationally. Her second, Girlpower, won Best Comedy Short at Aesthetica Film Festival 2014 and was also screened nationally and internationally. Her most recent short, SexLife, has screened at 15 Oscar and BAFTA-accredited festivals, including Tribeca in the USA and Encounters in the UK. She is currently developing her first feature film with Ignition films. She has written for River City for BBC Scotland and is developing further TV projects with Lovely Day, Kudos, Greenacre Films, and Noho Film and TV. She was on the Royal Court Writers' programme and is currently one of the 18 writers on iwrite, a Creative England initiative that is developing for the screen the most interesting emerging voices from across the UK.