Georgie Morrell is a comedian, writer, actor and blogger. Georgie took her debut 4* show, A Poke in the Eye, to Edinburgh Fringe 2016 which transferred to the Soho Theatre. It returned to Edinburgh 2017 alongside her second full length show The Morrell High Ground to sold out performances. Both show are currently touring and all venues can be seen below. She is an improviser and part of improv group Kanga and the Roo. As heard on BBC Ouch, BBC 5Live, BBC Radio 4 and Channel 5. Georgie work has resulted in magazine features including Time Out, Insight and Metro. She is an advocate for disabled rights and regularly writes for The Huffington Post and The New Establishment For comedy CV go here -http://www.comedycv.co.uk/georgiemorrell/index.html. Or here-https://www.spotlight.com/interactive/cv/9339-8974-5830 .
'Inspirational....One suspects there's much more to Morrell than this one show. A seat on Graham Norton's sofa surely awaits.'-4.5****The Reviews Hub.
'Ultimately, A Poke in the Eye was surprisingly funny and not at all what I was expecting. I, along with the rest of the audience was thoroughly entertained. In my mind, I would have loved it to go on longer but then realised that we were dealing with someone's disability here. I have to admit that if the worst ever happens to me, I hope I can face it with half the strength of character that Georgie showed because then I know I will survive.' London Pub Theatres 1
'As soon as Georgie bounds out onto the floor, you can see how she managed to find humour even in this dark period of her life. She gives off waves of positive energy and seems like a woman very much in control of her audience, engaging everyone so confidently you wouldn't expect she only has one good eye. '-Metro Blind Sport-2016.
'Still, the caustic stand-up, known as "The Duchess" to her nearest and dearest, isn't seeking to be pitied or patronised, revealing herself to have been a petulant teenager who took her frustrations out on the doctors who cared for her. In part, a series of touching snapshots of a family rallying round itself, The Morrell High Ground is also a mea culpa and veneration of the NHS, with the comic denouncing changes to disability benefits as they grow ever more tangled in bureaucratic red tape.' Fest Mag 2017.
'She hooks you in by chatting like a best mate and before you know it, you've learnt something important, a very rare skill indeed"-Beth Vyse.
'Brilliant Raconteur.'-Richard Gadd.
'The Morrell High Ground sees Morrell unpack some of the taboos surrounding disabilities, weaving her own experiences in with touching anecdotes of her parents, all to the backdrop of the struggling NHS. It's a raw, unapologetic personal account from Morrell of her experiences growing up with a form of arthritis as well as numerous eye problems.' Holly Mahoney.
'Georgie Morrell made us laugh and played with our emotions.'-Dead Drunk Detective. Ed Farguar.
Morrell is a natural comedian and performer these are, after all, two show all about her. She is confident and sarcastic, she doesn't take herself too seriously. Its warming, relaxing and immediately means that she can engage the audience.'-Miro Magazine.
'I was deeply impressed by Georgie Morrell verve and candour. She's a refreshing young performer and I greatly look forward to seeing her tread the boards of disability arts gigs in future.'-Disability Arts Online.
'Georgie Morrell as Samantha is very good at characterising it, playing a diva with red lips, cigarette and sexy dress that manages to seduce every male on earth, including our detective Johnny.' Vesna Hauschild, London Pub Theatres 2016
"Get a look in for tickets if you can. And keep your good eye open for sightings of this remarkable comic and semi-visionary writer." A Poke in the Eye M. Laura Thomas, London Pub Theatres 2015
Latest Updates-Listen out for Georgie in 'Jayne Lake' by Matthew Graham on BBC Radio 4, 2.30pm 4th November playing the lead role of Meggie. Tune in! http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09cvrbf
Latest Updates- Yes! Very excited to be part of this line up! Tickets on sale now! its guna be sexy @ Soho Theatre. 2nd December 11.30pm #latenightrising http://www.sohotheatre.com/whats-on/late-night-rising/
Latest Updates-Georgie taking down more misconceptions! Little bit of fun doing this for Metro UK Online. http://metro.co.uk/2017/11/08/what-its-like-to-date-when-youre-blind-7041772/
More about Georgie's lead role in BBC Radio 4 drama 'Jayne Lake' here from the writer Matthew Graham himself. https://scifibulletin.com/books/audiobooks/jayne-lake-interview-matthew-graham/
Georgie will be appearing on the panel for Unrest Film Screening, a film tackling misconceptions about ME. https://billetto.co.uk/e/join-us-for-a-screening-of-unrest-a-q-a-at-the-horse-hospital-london-tickets-222394
Georgie's new show will be premiering at the Vaults Festival at 4.30pm on 27th January 2018. Look out for 'Eyecon.'
After both stand up shows return from Edinburgh with sell out performances, they're off on tour! Next stops Manchester, Leicester Comedy Festival @ The Little Theatre and Nottingham Theatre Royal Third Stage Festival.
Hear Georgie's most recent interview with Kris Wallace on RNIB Connect Radio- https://audioboom.com/posts/6386803-georgie-takes-the-morrell-high-ground
Hear her for the RNIB @ Glastonbury https://www.rnib.org.uk/Glastonbury?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=organic_post&utm_campaign=glastonbury2017&utm_content=glastonbury_social
A Poke in the Eye had some cracking reviews! http://www.thereviewshub.com/brighton-fringe-georgie-morrell-a-poke-in-the-eye-the-warren// https://www.londontheatre1.com/news/149345/georgie-morrell-a-poke-in-the-eye-soho-theatre-review. /
Georgie has made several TV and radio appearances listed below. You can catch her on BBC Ouch, BBC 5 Live and Time Out magazine talking about her comedy and disability awareness. https://youtu.be/NXKeALwEsPo/
Time Out feature. https://www.timeout.com/london/blog/meet-the-partially-sighted-london-comedian-turning-blindness-into-lols-032217/
BBC Ouch appearance- http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08l3mlm/bbc-ouch-storytelling-live?suggid=b08l3mlm
Interview BBC5 Live-http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08nrj7lA Poke in the Eye is being developed for radio with producer Andy Goddard. Watch this space for more updates!
A Poke in the Eye
A Poke in the Eye is Georgie 4* debt show. It has had two Edinburgh runs, transfer to Soho Theatre and Phoenix Artist Club and continues to tour. It's next stop is Leicester's The Little Theatre and Nottingham's Theatre Royal. A Poke in the Eye the part autobiographical, part fiction, part sexy new comedy written by partially-sighted comedian Georgie Morrell.
One woman. One eye. And her (sort of) blind life...
Do your other senses really get stronger? Is it wrong to crack onto your doctor? Will I get a new eye that shoots lasers?
Just some of the many questions our heroine answers whilst telling us how she went blind but now she can see, literally. Recounting stories of doctors, sexual fantasies, binge drinking, (sometimes all at the same time) family dramas and drug use. We hear a unique account of what it is to face inevitable blindness with her very own brand of humour. LOL! Being disabled is her excuse to do exactly what she wants, say what she wants and live her one-eyed life as she wants.
The Morrell High Ground
Georgie Morrell - The Morrell High Ground Georgie Morrell returns with her second show. after a sucessful 2017 sold out Edinburgh Fringe run, London transfer is off on a UK tour. Can disability finally bring sexy back? Can Georgie save the NHS?! Is the benefit system as doomed as Ken Loach depicts? Are NHS doctors hotter than private ones? Why cant disability be mega lolz? Some of the essential questions Georgie ask whilst taking you through her journey and tackling the political and social implications of what it really is to be disabled today. Find out how Georgie sees 21st century disability through her one eye!
Georgie's trilogy of show will soon be complete....Keep an eye out for.... Eyecon.
Can't make Georgie's gigs? Well don't worry, you can see her in action on her YouTube Channel. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcA7WXcB3TIeWiEB_Y--o-w?view_as=subscriber
5th March, 7pm DOUBLE BILL, Third Stage Festival @ Theatre Royal Nottingham.
24th February, 5.30pm DOUBLE BILL. The Little Theatre, Leicester Comedy Festival, Leicester.
27th January 4.30pm, Work In Progress @ The Vaults-Vaults Festival, London.
21st December, 8pm, Comedy Christmas Special @ Gerry's Cafe Stratford, London.
3rd December, Kanga and Roo Host an improv night at The Miller, London.
2nd December, 11pm, Late Night Rising @ Soho Theatre, London.
19th November 7pm, C3 Improv Stand up @ The Horse and Stables London. 6pm London.
14th November 7.30pm, Priority Seat Cabaret @ Gerry's Cafe Stratford, London.
4th November 8pm Brewery Comedy @ Windsor and Eton Brewery, Windsor.
26th October. The Morrell High Ground, Gulliver's Lounge @ 10pm as part Women in Comedy Festival Manchester.
20th October 7.30pm Mind Yourself Charity Night, Irish Culture Centre, London.
19th October 7.30pm The Morrell High Ground. Star of Kings, London.
17th October 7pm A Poke in the Eye, Phoenix Arts Club, London.
12th October 9.30pm @The Bill Murray, London. The Paul Whitelaw Experience.
24th September. 6.30pm Fanny's your Aunt @ The Selkirk, London.
28th September 7pm. TNL Improv.
16th September 7pm. New Word Order, Rosemary Branch Theatre, London.
8th September 7pm Podcast Adventures-live recording @ Leicester Square Theatre
A Poke in the Eye @ 8.30pm. 4th-28th August. Cabaret Voltaire, Cinema Room. Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
The Morrell High Ground @ 3pm. 2nd-28th August Daisy, Med Quad @ Underbelly. Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
23rd July @ C3, The Miller 7pm, London 2017.
16th July 4pm Walthamstow Garden Party for the Soho Theatre, London 2017.
22nd July @ 3pm, Soho Theatre, London 2017.
21st July The Morrell High Ground @ 8pm Kings Head Theatre, London 2017.
18th July @ 8pm, Canvas Cafe-Brick Lane, London 2017.
14th July The Morrell High Ground @ 8pm Kings Head Theatre, London 2017.
8th Rose and Crown: Mixed Bill ED Fringe Previews, London 2017.
1st July @ Oxford Off the Beat Festival 6pm @ Old Fire Station Studio Oxford. 2017
24th June 8pm @ Seven Dials Comedy, Covent Garden, London. 2017
14th June @9.30pm. Old Red Lion @ Brick Lane. The Old Truman Brewery (91-95 Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL.
23rd-25th May 8pm @ The Warren-Studio 3, Brighton Fringe Festival 2017.
28th May 7.30pm @ Vaulty Towers, London. 2017
5th May. 7.30pm @ RC Comedy, Rose and Crown Kentish Town. .2017
16th May @ 7.30pm Wise Crack Comedy, Tram Depot Cambridge. 2017.
28th April 7.30pm @ Starfish Comedy, London. 2017
26th April Kanga and Roo @ The Miller, 5 a Side Improv, London. 2017
14th April Kanga and Roo @ The Nursery Improv, London. 2017
5th April 7.30pm @ CMP Comedy Club, Pj McGintys & Sons, 15 Northgate Street, IP1 3 Ipswich, Suffolk
3rd April 9.15pm @ The Night, Zedel Bar, London.
25th March 7.30pm. Edinburgh preview. @ RC Comedy @ Rose and Crown, Kentish Town London.
18th March 2.30pm Soho Comedy Lab, Soho Theatre, London.
19th March 6pm Finding the Funny, Camden Comedy Club, London.
16th 7.30pm Hatch #2 Southwark Platform, London.
8th March. @ Backyard Comedy Club. BBC Ouch! Live Storytelling Event.
3rd March 7.30pm @ RC Comedy, Rose and Crown Kentish Town. .2017
2nd March 7.30pm @ Newham Smokers, Darwin College, Cambridge.2017.
23rd and 25th February @ The Regent Bar and Duffys, Leicester Comedy Festival 2017.
9th Feb 73.30th Vyse Squad, Camden Comedy Club, London.
3rd February London Improv Theatre, London. @2017.
18thJanuary, the Miller, Hoopla Improv, London.
2nd January, The Night @ The Bill Murray, London.
17th December, Soho Theatre, London.
13th December, RC Comedy, London.
24th November, Comedy Mash, Folkstone.
26th October The Diodes Harold Improv @ The Arts Space, London
24th October A Poke in the Eye, Women in Comedy Night @ Gullivers Lounge, Manchester.
22nd and 23rd October Compere/MC for Open Mic Women in Comedy Night @ Gullivers Lounge, Manchester.
20th October-SUTC, Blackpool Tower. 7.30pm.
18th October- Brew Ha Ha, Essex. 7.30pm.
11th and 12th October 7pm. Soho Theatre-A Poke in the Eye.
19th September The Diodes Improv-The Katzen.
16th September- Starfish Comedy, London
4th-28th August. A Poke in the Eye @ Just the Tonic-The Caves. Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
29th July 7pm Hope N Mics. Fundraising for RSLB @Kobi Nazrul Centre
19th-9.30pm / 23rd 2.30pm July 2016: A Poke in the Eye @ Kings Head Theatre #46 Festival
17th July 2016 1.30pm A Poke in the Eye @ Fringe in a Day, Angel Comedy, London.
9th July 2016: Brainchild Comedy Night @ BrainChild Festival. http://2016.brainchildfestival.co.uk
8th July 2016:7.30pm A Poke in the Eye @ Hen & Chickens. Double bill with Naomi Petersen!
30th June 2016 Guest Appearance on 'Ed and Friends' Podcast
17th June 2016. Guest Appearance on The LIL Show @theLILshow
14th June 2016 7.30pm A Poke in the Eye @ Backyard Comedy Club.
12th May 2016 7.30pm Monkey Toast Improv @ Clapham Omnibus
9 March 2016: Crowley & Co. Variety Night @ Wenlock & Essex
Georgie trained at Drama Studio London on a Dada scholarship graduating in 2011. Her most recent credit is the lead in BBC Radio 4 Drama Jayne Lake by Matthew Graham and directed by Kate Rowland. Here is her CV for full credits and details.- this link. geode is also a workshop facilitator and cooperate actor. She has worked with Simpatico, Kaplan and RNIB and is available for freelance facilitator work.
Georgie is a writer and blogger. She currently edits topical website, The New Establishment and blogs for The Huffington Post and is deputy editor of the topical website The New Establishment. She is a freelance dramaturg, shortlisted for BBC Writers Room comedy and is a writing mentor for Extant Theatre Company. If you want her to write something then drop her an email below. http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/georgie-morrell/the-dark-years-growing-up_b_17377206.html?1499151587. Click the link to find out more.
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