• The one-man murder mystery
  • 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.
  • Forget Me Not is a unique murder mystery: one performer plays fifteen characters who deliver a series of clues, tropes, plot twists and red herrings.

    Rob spent three months on a "challenging behaviour" ward for people with late stage dementia as a student nurse in the mid-1990s. The show is largely based on his experiences.

  • 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.

    Since seeing the show, several NHS trusts have recruited Rob to work with healthcare staff, using Forget Me Not as a training aid in the areas of compassion and whistleblowing. This has been an entirely new form of training, with 93% of participants saying they would recommend it to a colleague and 94% saying they would recommend the show to a friend.
  • 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 ★★★★★

    “Hilarious and heartbreaking... a brilliant plot… Gee slips between characters seamlessly.” Victoria Times ★★★★★

    "In one story by one performer we have at least ten colourful characters, three different side plots, hilarious comedy and thought-provoking drama... remarkable." Edmonton Sun, Alberta ★★★★★

    "This one-man triumph is equal parts mystery, comedy, storytelling, social commentary – and 100 per cent entertaining.” Winnipeg Free Press ★★★★★
    “Compelling... unique and fascinating... a solid mystery... superbly performed... great writing.” Saskatoon StarPhoenix ★★★★★
    “A wonderful example of great writing and acting dovetailing to create an all too believable world.” Theatre in London ★★★★★

    "A remarkable piece of writing... this murder mystery is also cleverly a comedy, a meditation on human dignity and at its heart a love story. With his shrewd mix of humor and heart, Gee strikes storytelling gold." Orlando Sentinel

    “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 ★★★★ 

    “An intelligent and gutsy comedy... 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

    "The audience is masterfully misled... as satisfying as it is commanding. A rollercoaster ride without shock absorbers." Sabotage, UK

    "Gee has struck gold in conceiving this unique and compelling piece of one man theatre... the writing is superb. Some is pure poetry, other parts are comic genius." Daily Info, Oxford

    "Devishly delightful... heart wrenching and beautiful." Calgary Herald

    "Fiercely funny, heartbreaking and very much a must-see." Edmonton Journal, Alberta ★★★★½

    "A poignant story, cleverly written and performed brilliantly. Gee has taken a very sensitive issue and created an accessible piece of theatre that is funny, dark and very witty... brilliantly done." Purple Revolver, Liverpool

    "Humane, informative and entertaining... the characters have remarkable depth." Now Magazine, Toronto ★★★★

    "We absolutely loved Forget Me Not... we can't recommend it enough. It's a must-see." Now Then Magazine, Sheffield

    "A one-man mash up of Memento and Cluedo... a tour de force." Orlando Weekly

    "Silly, entertaining and eye-opening, this is terrific theatre." Vancouver Sun