BBC Radio Lancashire is staging an afternoon of comedy at Blackpool Opera House in aid of Comic Relief.
Afternoon host John Gilmore will be fronting Gilly’s Comedy Gala and the event will allow local comedian Sarah Morgan to fulfil her lifelong ambition to perform at the Opera House.
Sarah is an optometrist by day while at night she performs on the North West comedy circuit and beyond. 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.
Gilly and the Radio Lancashire team, with help from the Winter Gardens in Blackpool, have pulled together an afternoon’s entertainment in just a few weeks, to take place on Friday March 24th.
John Gillmore is thrilled to be hosting the event: “When I was offered the Blackpool Opera House for my comedy gala, I thought THEY were joking! 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.”
The comedy gala will also be broadcast live on BBC Radio Lancashire from 2-4pm on Friday March 24th.
— John Gillmore (@Gillylancs) March 15, 2017