Edinburgh Fringe Interview: Rarely Asked Questions – Georgie Morrell

Edinburgh Fringe Interview: Rarely Asked Questions – Georgie Morrel

Ever wanted to be an icon and have everyone look up to you?  Ever wanted to be the face of disability? Georgie Morrell didn't but she is now and she doesn’t remember agreeing to this. Or did she? Join Georgie, who was diagnosed with a visual impairment at the age of three, as she explores disability and why being sick on a puppy will come back to haunt you.

Georgie Morrell 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. Georgie was commissioned to write her new show Eyecon by The New Theatre Wolsey and it was one of only six 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 is a disability rights advocate as well as being an ambassador for the Royal Society for Blind Children (RSBC). She also works closely with the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB).

Martin Wingfield, Head of Brand at the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), said: “We are delighted to be working with Georgie on her upcoming Edinburgh Festival Fringe show ‘Eyecon’. As the UK’s leading sight lost charity, our key focus is on creating a society without barriers for blind and partially sighted people. Humour is a key tool in sharing the important message that people with sight loss are more than their sight condition and face many of the same challenges as everyone else." 

Georgie Morrell: Eyecon is at the Gilded Balloon from July 31 - August 26 at 2pm. Tickets and details here.

  

1. What is the last thing you do before you go onstage (apart from check your flies and/or check your knickers aren't sticking out of your skirt and check for spinach between your teeth)?

Put my finger up my nose to check for bogies. 

2. What irritates you?

People who try to be good all the time.  Just be the bitch you really are or shut the hell up!

3. What is the most dangerous thing you have ever done?

Having one eye because literally everything I do is dangerous.

4. What is the most stupid thing you have ever done?

Stayed with all my ex-boyfriends for as long as I did. 

5. What has surprised you the most during your career in comedy?

Audiences. They never cease to amaze me with their behaviour and chat. 

Interview continues here.

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