• "A subversive detour into the dark side of institutional care...
    a disturbing masterpiece."
    Gig City, Alberta
  • Jim’s wife, a patient on a dementia ward, has died from what appears to be natural causes. Jim is a retired police detective and he smells a rat. He’s determined to solve one last murder. The problem is he also has dementia. It’s a case worthy of the greatest detective mind. But his will have to do.

  • At the heart of Forget Me is a detective whose tool of the trade - his mind - is failing him, making the most important case of his life something of a challenge to solve. By turns hilarious and thought-provoking, this is a one-man comedy poetry theatre show that has a lot to say about how we treat and perceive people with dementia. So much so that, since seeing the show, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust have recruited Rob to work with healthcare staff, using Forget Me Not as a training aid in the areas of compassion and whistleblowing.

  • As a student nurse, Rob spent three months on a Challenging Behaviour ward for people with late stage Alzheimer’s. Largely based on Rob’s experiences, many of the stories depicted in the show are true. Except the murders, obviously.

    The show’s director Tara Gatherer has recently directed three acclaimed short films, Cafe des Fils de Putes, Self Portrait and The Group, the latter of which explored the theme of self-empowerment for older people. Forget Me Not is her first theatre show.

  • Reviews for Forget Me Not

    "Smart, witty, and razor-sharp... part social commentary, part black comedy, and part Cluedo… as funny, and heartbreaking, as hell.”
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation ★★★★★

    “Remarkable… in one story by one performer we have at least ten colourful characters, three different side plots, hilarious comedy and thought-provoking drama. You couldn’t ask for more.”
    Edmonton Sun ★★★★★  
     
    “This one-man triumph is equal parts mystery, comedy, storytelling, social commentary – and 100 per cent entertaining.”
    Winnipeg Free Press ★★★★★
     
    “Hilarious and heartbreaking... a brilliant plot… Gee slips between characters seamlessly.”
    Victoria Times Colonist  ★★★★★

    “Very few have the talents of Rob Gee, who manages to pull off a truly wacky show and convey something meaningful at the same time.”
    Vue Weekly, Alberta
     
    “A subversive detour into the dark side of institutional care... Gee succeeds on every front… deals with a difficult subject matter in a respectful and considerate way... a disturbing masterpiece.”
    Gig City, Alberta

    “Lovely and rather hilarious… the unravelling of the crime proves delightfully clever.”
    The Marble, Victoria

    "Unique and compelling... the writing is superb." Daily Info, Oxford

    "Funny, dark and very witty... brilliantly done." Purple Revolver, Liverpool