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‘Out of the Picture’: Fanny Eaton’s Story – a Jamaican Model in Victorian London

As part of the Windrush Commemoration 2023, learn about Fanny Eaton’s Story – a Jamaican Model in Victorian London, in new play ‘Out of the Picture’.

Born in Jamaica in the last days of slavery, Fanny arrives in London and inspires the Pre-Raphaelite artists during the struggle for Abolition. Many of the artists’ models are well-known, but not Hammersmith’s own Fanny Eaton – till now! Cry and laugh with Fanny, her family and the artists & see the pictures they created revealed on stage in this 50 minute one-woman show for 12 characters, featuring actress Ellouise Shakespeare-Hart.

Written during lockdown, the play is a product of collaboration between actor and director Faith Tingle Bartoli and art historian and writer Angela Bolger. Join us for a drink in the great hall before learning about Fanny’s story in the beautiful setting of Bishop Sherlock’s room.

…it was a delight from start to finish. Beautifully written…imaginatively directed.

Beverly Andrews

Angela Bolger…succeeds…in breathing new life into [Fanny Eaton].

It has the audience riveted throughout.

Angela Cobbinah