Fanny Eaton’s Story - a Jamaican Model in Victorian London
Performed by Ellouise Shakespeare-Hart
Directed by Faith Tingle Bartoli
Written by Angela Bolger
‘beautifully written . . .imaginatively directed’
‘It has the audience riveted throughout’
Born in Jamaica in the last days of slavery, Fanny arrives in London and inspires the Pre-Raphaelite artists during the struggle for Abolition.
Cry and laugh with Fanny, her family, and the artists & see the pictures they created revealed on stage in this 50 min., one-woman show for 12 characters.
Ellouise Shakespeare-Hart - Actor of Stage and Screen. Soon to be seen in Studiocanal’s all-female thriller, ‘Something in the Water’.
Faith Tingle Bartoli - Actor and Director of the 1st production of ‘Out of the Picture’.
Angela Bolger - Art Historian with a special interest in artists’ models.
Written during the lockdown. Many of the artists’ models are well-known, but not Hammersmith’s own Fanny Eaton - till now!
Fanny Eaton is buried in Margravine Rd. Cemetery. In collaboration with lbhf, a memorial on her grave was unveiled in March 2023 and a Blue Plaque was placed on the house where she lived on Bassein Park Rd., in November 2022.