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Join award-nominated comedian & one-eyed legend Georgie Morrell as she explores disability & celebrity. Ever wanted to be an icon & have everyone look up to you? Georgie didn’t but she is now & doesn’t remember agreeing to this. Or did she? Has she totally sacrificed who she is to be the poster girl of disability? As seen & heard on BBC Two, Radio 4 & Radio 5 Live. “Engrossing…highly entertaining and well worth seeing” **** One4Review
Georgie has redeveloped her hit show Eyecon for an online audience, running at 40 minutes with a post show Q&A. Georgie’s acerbic views on disability, the pandemic, celebrity culture, politics and the absurdity we find ourselves living in has landed her regular spots on BBC Radio 5 Live’s Good Week Bad Week and Channel 5 news.
Including brand new material and spitting image style impressions, Georgie is excellent at entertaining online audiences (even if she can’t hear them laughing)
Georgie’s experience of losing sight in one eye to begin with, then both eyes, then regaining sight in one, means she is a vital voice in the disabled community around anxiety and disability.
Her straight talking and warm nature means she is someone that many feel they are able to reach out to, ask questions and be part of her fanbase and community.
As a live stand up comedian, Georgie’s career has been hugely affected by the pandemic. This opportunity to connect with and perform to online audiences would be immensely beneficial to her confidence and career, as well as to the confidence of participants.
Georgie has performed online to community groups, charities and the public through Next Up’s YouTube channel. Groups with experience of disabilities or mental illness are generally Georgie’s target audience.
Her material is aimed at audiences 18+ and she can tailor her performance to each audience.
When we heard that Georgie Morrell was playing the Yorkshire Fringe in 2018 we were thrilled. As a charity that supports people with sight loss, we know that it can affect you at any age and Georgie’s personal experience of this gave her a direct connection to our work.
We were thrilled when she agreed to be a Wilberforce Trust Ambassador because we want to project a younger and less fusty image of sight loss. We believe that losing your sight should not stop you from living the life you want for yourself however devastating this loss can be.
Georgie is a great role model for us as we work with a lot of younger people who feel disempowered by some of the patronising and dated attitudes that they come across when explaining their blindness. Her great humour and general feistiness is an inspiration to young women (in particular!) who are going through similar experiences and they can take heart from how openly she talks about it.
Georgie has been kind enough to perform a benefit gig for the Trust along with some of her fellow comics and this has filled a gap for our fundraising and reminded people that we are still out here helping people. We love her!
– Jane Carter, Head of Development, The Wilberforce Trust