Georgie Morrell Eyecon
Directed by Gemma Arrowsmith
Venue: Gilded Balloon – The Wee Room (Venue 14)
Dates: 31st July to 26th August 2019 (not 12th)
Time: 2.00pm (3.00pm)
Andrew Roach Talent presents the third brand new solo show from Comedian, Award-nominated Actor and one-eyed legend Georgie Morrell at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
“Ballsy and uncompromising…a seat on Graham Norton’s sofa surely awaits” Reviews Hub
Ever wanted to be an icon and have everyone look up to you? Ever wanted to be the face of disability? Georgie didn’t but she is now and she doesn’t remember agreeing to this. Or did she? Has she totally sacrificed who she is to be the poster girl of disability?
Join Georgie as she explores disability and why being sick on a puppy will come back to haunt you.
“Riotous, unapologetic and side-splittingly funny…sets disability taboos alight” Disabilityarts
“Georgie really knows how to bring her audience into her world…I would have loved it to go on longer”London Theatre
Georgie has performed two previous solo shows, A Poke In The Eye and The Morrell High Ground, at the Edinburgh Fringe and various festivals around the country including the Brighton Fringe and Leicester Comedy Festival. A Poke In The Eye also transferred successfully to London’s Soho Theatre. Georgie was commissioned to write her new show Eyecon by The New Theatre Wolsey. It was one of only 6 shows selected for the 2018 Litmus Fest at the Pleasance Theatre, London. She also played the lead in Libby’s Eyes at The Bunker Theatre as part of the 2018 Breaking Out Festival.
Her TV and Radio credits include Victoria Derbyshire (BBC Two), 5 Live Drive, 5 Live with Emma Barnett (both BBC Radio 5 Live), BBC Ouch Storytelling Live: Relationships (BBC iPlayer), 5 News (Channel 5) and the BBC Radio 4 drama Jayne Lake (for which she was nominated for Best Debut Performance at the BBC Audio Awards).
Georgie has contributed to The Huffington Post as well as writing for the RNIB’s Insight Magazine and is a disability rights advocate as well as being an ambassador for the Royal Society for Blind Children (RSBC).