Sat 6 May | 1.30pm & 7.30pm | Tickets £12 (£10) | Foyle Studio | Age 14+
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 the new solo show from comic, poet and psychiatric nurse Rob Gee ("A witty, skilful storyteller" Chortle). At its heart 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 with a lot to say about how we treat and perceive people with dementia.
"Smart, witty, and razor-sharp... part social commentary, part black comedy, and part Cluedo… as funny, and heartbreaking, as hell.” ★★★★★
“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.” ★★★★★
“This one-man triumph is equal parts mystery, comedy, storytelling, social commentary – and 100 per cent entertaining.” ★★★★★
“Hilarious and heartbreaking... a brilliant plot… Gee slips between characters seamlessly.”★★★★★
“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.”
“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.”
“Lovely and rather hilarious… the unravelling of the crime proves delightfully clever.”
"Unique and compelling... the writing is superb."
"Funny, dark and very witty... brilliantly done."