• "A subversive detour into the dark side of institutional care...
    a disturbing masterpiece."
    Gig City, Alberta
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  • 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. This has been an entirely new form of training, with 93% of participants saying they would recommend it to a colleague.
  • 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 Clue... 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  ★★★★★
     
    “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

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

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