Comic, poet and reformed psychiatric nurse Rob Gee presents a user-friendly guide to losing the plot.

Fruitcake charts a night shift on an acute psychiatric ward, seen through the eyes of a jaded nurse who hears the voice of God – a kindly Jamaican woman – who gives him ten benevolent commandments to help him through the shift; and life.

Featuring Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze as the voice of God.

AGE 16+

Please note this performance contains strong language, references to mental health issues and adult themes.

★★★★★ “A one-man thespian army” Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

★★★★★ “Beautifully written” Voice Magazine, Adelaide

★★★★½ “A tour de force” Victoria Times

★★★★½ “Hilarious... life affirming… joyful!” Uptown Magazine, Canada

“An unforeseen highlight, a convulsively funny and surprisingly moving tribute to humanity’s collective psychosis” Minnesota Examiner.

“Gee has pitched it perfectly” Chortle

“Terrifically well-written… the kind of performer you pray you’ll discover” Orlando Sentinel

About Rob Gee

Rob Gee worked for sixteen years in mental health units around the UK and Australia. Working mainly in acute psychiatry, he has also worked in child and adolescent units, drug and alcohol services, eating disorders, early psychosis intervention, dementia settings and psychiatric intensive care.

Now a stand-up poet, Rob has won numerous poetry slams, including the Edinburgh Slam, BBC2’s Why Poetry Matters Slam and the Orlando Poetry Smackdown. He’s received over twenty awards for his solo shows and regularly leads comedy, poetry and writing workshops in mental health settings. He is patron of Leicestershire Action for Mental Health Project (LAMP) and lead artist for the Comedy Asylum, comedy shows written and performed by people receiving mental health treatment.

https://www.robgee.co.uk

Twitter: @robgeepoetry