A MULTI award-winning play following a police detective with dementia will be performed in Charmouth.

Forget Me Not - The Alzheimer's Whodunnit is the creation of Leicester-based comic, poet and psychiatric nurse, Rob Gee. The story follows Jim, a retired police detective living with dementia. When his wife dies on a hospital ward, Jim senses something suspicious has taken place, and sets his sights on solving one final murder.

Rob spent 12 years working as a registered nurse in inpatient settings around the UK and Australia before becoming a writer, poet and performer. Alongside regular appearances on BBC Radio, Rob has gone on to perform with the likes of Jo Brand, Sarah Millican and Jimmy Carr, and has won over twenty international awards for his solo shows.

Rob's one-man play is based on his experiences as a nurse on a challenging behaviour ward for people with late stage dementia.

"I was there as a student nurse in this really bad ward around twenty years ago and I left under a bit of a cloud after reporting what I saw," Rob says. "Much has improved since then, but the people with the worst memories are always at risk of being the most forgotten about. I also wanted to write a rattlingly good murder mystery and I didn’t think these two things were mutually exclusive."

Thought-provoking, hilarious and heartbreaking in equal measure, the comedy play combines poetry and theatre to explore the way we treat and perceive people with dementia. Its impact is so strong that Rob has been recruited by the NHS to use the show for training clinical staff on ethics and reporting concerns.

*Forget Me Not - The Alzheimer's Whodunnit will be performed at St Andrew's Community Hall in Charmouth on Sunday, December 1 at 3pm.

Tickets are £10 for adults and £6 for under-18s. To book, call 07967 759135 or buy them from Charmouth Pharmacy or Fortnum, Smith & Banwell or visit www.artsreach.co.uk