Lancashire comedian Sarah Morgan will fulfill her lifelong dream tomorrow, when she performs at Blackpool Opera House as part of a special afternoon of comedy for Comic Relief.
Gilly’s Comedy Gala, hosted by BBC Radio Lancashire afternoon presenter John ‘Gilly’ Gillmore, will be an afternoon of live music, guests, chat and comedy.
Along with Sarah Morgan, who tops the bill, a raft of local legends from the worlds of music, comedy and television will also perform including regulars on the Blackpool comedy scene Bob More, Buddy Lee, Carl Schofield and Andy Mudd, vocalist and songwriter Katy Bradley and singer songwriter Quint Starkie.
Sarah is an optometrist by day, while at night she performs on the North West comedy circuit.
She is a regular guest on Gilly’s radio programme where she offers advice on eye health and talks about her fledgling comedy career. During a recent interview she revealed to Gilly that it has been her lifelong dream to perform at the Blackpool Opera House and so Gilly has made Sarah’s dream a reality.
Describing the moment she found out she’d be performing at the Opera House, Sarah said: “I was lost for words - literally - and it takes a lot for me to be silenced! My head was exploding with the opportunity ahead of me. In May 2016, I went to see Sarah Millican perform there, and during her show I kept thinking how much I wanted to perform on that stage. You have to be careful what you wish for!”
John ‘Gilly’ Gillmore added: “It’s not often that you get the chance to make a dream come true, though keeping everything top secret until we could spring the surprise on Sarah was very tricky! Sarah’s reaction, when I revealed all live on air, was amazing. I hope people come along to help give Sarah the experience of a lifetime and be part of what will be a great event for a fantastic cause.”
Tickets for Gilly’s Comedy Gala are available from the Blackpool Winter Gardens Box Office. Tickets are free but a donation to Comic Relief is suggested.
For anybody who can’t make it, it will also be broadcast live on BBC Radio Lancashire from 2-4pm, tomorrow.