- The story of a very unlikely friendship between an escaped mental health patient and a lost six year old
Escaped mental health patient Kevin Haggerty is not pleased about his diagnosis, even less pleased about being on a section of the Mental Health Act and distinctly upset about being told he is not the reincarnation of the pharaoh Ramses 2nd. On his way to Egypt, via the Tesco Express, he stumbles across the nemesis to all his plans: Millie - a six-year old girl mislaid by her father. Together they embark on a journey that will change their lives forever.
This show couldn't have been written without input and guidance from people on both sides of the psychiatric fence. While it would be a lie to say any resemblance any of the characters have to anyone living or dead is coincidental, the majority of what you'll see and hear is pure fiction.
Venues also have the option of booking this show alongside Poetry Jukebox as a double bill, with Kevin in the first half and Poetry Jukebox in the second. Or vice versa!
Reviews for Kevin, King of Egypt
“A mind-roasting bipolar joy-ride… Gee is a super-energetic, uber-likeable, highly gifted writer/performer… a moving, funny, deeply human show not to be missed.” Victoria Times ★★★★½
“Laugh out loud funny and so intelligent… one of the most animated guys you’ll ever see.” Canadian Broadcasting Corporation ★★★★
“Hilarious... an uproarious journey.” London Pub Theatres ★★★★★
"Anybody with experience in the mental health system will be able to relate to this... Kevin is larger than life, brilliantly portrayed and a great experience. Highly recommended." The Clothesline, Adelaide ★★★★
"Leicester's funniest export… putting the audience in stitches and yet also garnering their sympathy.” Leicester Mercury
"Delightful... Gee finds humour and heart among the humanity.” Orlando Sentinel
"Few people can tell a shaggy dog story with as much comic detail, energy and pizzazz as this talented Brit... you're definitely in (Kevin's) corner, no matter what happens.” Calgary Herald
"Just the right amount of gravitas, scepticism, gusto and wit.” Edmonton Journal, Alberta ★★★★
"Hilarious… a captivating show, bound to simultaneously break hearts and lift spirits.” Vue Weekly, Alberta ★★★★
"This marvellous show isn't at all what it initially seems to be, much like the characters themselves... we are led into a world inhabited by several characters, all delivered in beautifully measured tones... beautifully realised, this show is a treat." Fringe Review, UK
"Stunningly funny and compassionate... it's impossible to be anything but charmed, becasue if there's one essential truth about Kevin, it's that his heart is definitely in the right place... and Gee's masterful hyper-energetic portrayal ensures that the audience shares his empathy." Hereford Times
"Gee does a wonderful job portraying all the colourful Brits in this literally crazy story.” Gig City, Alberta ★★★★
"Superbly crafted... Gee's insight into the world of mental health is profound and his bevy of likeable characters gives the audience a window into what life in a ward is like." Adelaide Advertiser
"A quite marvellous adventure... Kevin, King of Egypt is essentially a fairy tale... a story littered with the grit of harsh reality but sprinkled with stardust." The Swindoneon, UK
"Comedy gold... Rob Gee rocks it with this performance." Inc 19, Orlando
"Gee is a dynamo on stage... as you walk out, entertained, it will also give you pause to consider how we treat the Kevins of this world." 12th Night, Alberta