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Georgie Morrell - A Poke in the EyeComedy The Third Stage
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One woman. One eye. And her (sort of) blind life…
After two successful Edinburgh runs, a London transfer to Soho Theatre and UK tour, stand-up comedian Georgie’s Morrell’s debut show comes to the Theatre Royal’s Third Stage. Telling a unique account of what it is to face inevitable blindness with her very own brand of humour.
A Poke in the Eye is the part autobiographical, part fiction, part sexy new stand-up comedy show written and performed by partially-sighted comedian Georgie Morrell.
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. Being disabled is her excuse to do exactly what she wants, say what she wants and live her one-eyed life as she wants.
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'Inspirational....One suspects there's much more to Morrell than this one show. A seat on Graham Norton's sofa surely awaits.'The Reviews Hub
'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