The Whistle, a poetry performance written and performed by poet, writer and photographer Martin Figura, will be staged on January 29 at 6 p.m.

It is a one-man play about the tragic story of his parents: when Figura was nine years old, his father killed his mother.

It is a 60-minute multimedia depiction of a post-war British childhood using poetry, family photographs and striking visuals, which is based on his award-winning poetry collection.

Here Figura explores themes of identity, forgiveness, loss, adoption and family with insight and gentle humour, to tell a unique coming-of-age story.

The play will be staged at National Gallery of Modern Art on Palace Road.

Details can be had at or on 22342338/ 22489220 or bl.bangalore@in.

  • The Whistle will be staged at NGMA on January 29 at 6 p.m.

  • It is a coming-of-age story in the backdrop of a family tragedy