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Rob Gee - Forget Me Not (An Alzheimer's Whodunit) / SO:To Speak 2017, Festival of Words

The Art House Gallery, Cafe & Venue

Sunday, 22 October 2017 from 18:45 to 20:30 (BST)

Rob Gee - Forget Me Not (An Alzheimer's Whodunit) /...

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1 Oct 2017 £7.60 £0.91
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21 Oct 2017 £10.90 £1.04
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Event Details

'Forget Me Not' is a whodunit set on an Alzheimer's ward.

During his nurse training, Rob Gee spent three months on a Challenging Behaviour ward for people with late stage dementia. Coincidentally, this show is set on a dodgy elderly ward in the mid-nineties. Not all wards are like this! But this place was. Much has improved since then, but there’s a long way to go, and it's still the people with the worst memories who tend to be the most forgotten about.

Forget Me Not is the second in a trilogy of shows about mental health. The first show, FRUITCAKE, won Best of Fest at the Winnipeg, Ottawa and Calgary Fringes, Critic's Pick at the Toronto Fringe, Best Spoken Word at the Minnesota Fringe and the Sold Out Award at the Orlando Fringe. It was played to a packed house here in May earlier this year.

Forget Me Not is primarily a whodunit, using many of the tropes and plot devices familiar to the genre. It's also a one person comedy poetry theatre show that has a lot to say about how we treat and perceive people with dementia.

“Smart, witty and razor sharp... funny and heartbreaking
as hell” - Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

“Brilliant!” - Times Colonist, Canada

“Remarkable!” - Edmonton Sun

“A one-man triumph... has the audience hooked!” -
Winnipeg Free Press

“The kind of performer you pray you’ll discover!” - Orlando Sentinel

Rob spent eleven years working as a registered nurse in psychiatric units around the UK and Australia. Specialising in acute psychiatry, he has also worked in adolescent and elderly units, drug and alcohol services, eating disorder and early psychosis intervention services, continuing care services and psychiatric intensive care. He has clocked up over 2000 shows and is sometimes sent into schools as a warning to children.

This event forms part of SO:To Speak 2017 - Southampton's festival of words. See 

Picture of Bik in headphones smiling

Our Director Paul Bickmore (better known as Bik) spends a lot of his time tracking down a varied, interesting range of performances for us to host here at The Art House.

A seasoned musician himself (as well as being the man who does the sound engineering on the night - something he does extremely well), Bik hand-selects the very best acts to showcase in our gallery space - his criteria?  

<-- They have to make him feel like this - and they will have the same effect on you, we promise.

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We are a city centre venue and parking can be in short supply.  If you are driving, please make sure you leave plenty of time to find a space click here for a map of where the nearest parking spaces can be found.

We recommend Kings Park Road car park:
We are about 10 minutes walk from Southampton City Centre train station (head up the hill toward the Guildhall clock tower) and on the route for most city centre buses (the Unilink U1 stops virtually outside.)

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Events are generally suitable for adults, young people and older children - children must be accompanied by an adult at all times, however. Young children are also welcome to come along but be aware some poems and songs may contain adult content (although we try to keep these until after children have left!)

Most events are held on our first floor, accessible by a wide staircase with a sturdy banner. Comformatable seating is provided.  We regret that, due to space and other constraints, we are generally unable to relocate our events to the ground floor for those who require ground level access - so sorry.


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The Art House Southampton CIC
178 Above Bar Street
SO14 7DW Southampton
United Kingdom

Sunday, 22 October 2017 from 18:45 to 20:30 (BST)

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