Kevin thinks he’s the king of Egypt.
A psychiatric nurse turned stand-up poet has created an award-winning comedy show with help from
Kevin, King of Egypt is a solo show about a man who thinks he’s the king of Egypt. The show’s creator,
Leicester-based Rob Gee, spent over 12 years working as a psychiatric nurse before becoming a fulltime
comic and poet. “When I first wrote Kevin, I performed it to an audience of ex-patients. I couldn’t
have done it without them. One gentleman I’d nursed many times approached me with a huge grin,
shook my hand and said: ‘An old Egyptian pharaoh – that’s not much of a delusion of grandeur, is it?’”
As a writer and performer, Rob has won over 20 awards for his solo shows and performed with
luminaries such as Harold Pinter, Sue Townsend, Jo Brand and Frankie Boyle. He also goes on to
psychiatric wards to help patients create their own comedy and stand-up poetry. “The simple act of
sharing a joke with someone can be tremendously therapeutic. Above all, laughter can remind us that
we’re not alone.” Rob’s workshops in mental health settings recently won the Make Me Happy award at
the Leicester Comedy Festival.
In the show, escaped psychiatric patient Kevin Haggerty is is not pleased about his diagnosis, even less
pleased about being on a section of the Mental Health Act and distinctly upset about being told he is
not the reincarnation of the pharaoh Ramses II. On his way to Egypt, via the Tesco Express, he stumbles
across the nemesis to all his plans: Millie – a lost six year old. Together they embark on a journey that
will change both their lives forever.
★★★★½ “A mind-roasting bipolar joyride… a moving, funny, deeply human show not to be missed.”
Victoria Times, Canada; ★★★★★ “Uproarious!” London Pub Theatres;
★★★★ “Hilarious… bound to simultaneously break hearts and lift spirits” Vue Weekly, Alberta
Kevin, King of Egypt showing at Rutland County Museum, Catmose St, Oakham, LE15 6HW,
Sat 26th Jan at 7.30pm. Tickets: £10 available from Oakham Wines and https://www.wegottickets.com.
Box office 01572 723393.For more about Rob go to https://www.robgee.co.uk/Press.
Contains coarse language and adult themes. Recommended age 16+