Georgie Morrell

Post date: 
Friday, 3 August 2018

"I started losing my sight when I was three years old and was diagnosed with glaucoma and uveitis.
 

Georgie Morrell smiling at camera. A gold bar spans below the photo

"Nowadays, I make a living out of joking about my sight loss. I love the idea of making people laugh at things they might not normally see as funny. Needless to say, my experience with sight loss has always been a great source of material. It’s what has inspired my comedy shows, A Poke in the Eye, which I performed at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe before it was transferred to London’s Soho Theatre, and The Morrell High Ground. My third show Eyecon has been commissioned by New Theatre Wolsey, and I recently starred in Libby’s Eyes at The Bunker Theatre. Disability wasn’t the end of my world, which is how I saw it during my teenage years, when in actual fact it was just the beginning for me and my future career. "

Check out Georgie's blog about the spectrum of sight and how she sees.