Stowmarket IP14 1ET
Written and performed by Rob Gee
Directed by Tara Gatherer
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: The Alzheimer’s Whodunnit is the new solo show from comic, poet and psychiatric nurse Rob Gee (“Seriously funny” – Sunday Mirror). Rob plays fifteen characters who deliver a series of tropes, clues, plot twists and red herrings. 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.
Rob worked for twelve years as a registered nurse in psychiatric units around the UK and Australia. Now a full-time writer and performer, he tours internationally and has shared stages with Harold Pinter, Sue Townsend, Jo Brand, Jimmy Carr, Sarah Millican, Frankie Boyle and John Cooper Clarke. He’s won over twenty international awards for his solo shows and regularly appears on BBC Radio. Largely based on Rob’s experiences, many of the stories depicted in the show are true. Except the murders, obviously.
“A subversive detour into the dark side of institutional care … a disturbing masterpiece” – Gig City
“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
Doors open at 7pm, with the performance due to start at 7.30pm.
Show length approx 1hr plus interval. Contains adult themes.
Tickets cost £12 (*£10 students + under 18yrs), available online from our ticket partner, WeGotTickets (booking fee applies), or our Box Office on 01449 774678 (open 10am to 2pm weekdays).
This is a seated event, with seating unallocated but all with a good view.