9 October – ‘Shoreditch Muse’ by Emma Zadow

The first full reading at ScriptTank’s new venue – Theatre Deli Broadgate – will be Shoreditch Muse by Emma Zadow – a portrait of Fanny Eaton: the mixed-race muse of Victorian London.

In Shoreditch, 1861, Fanny Eaton, the Jamaican-born laundress inspires the iconic Pre-Raphaelite artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti and begins to model for him in his studio.

She needs the money. He needs the model. But as the paint flies, charcoal smudges and canvases stretch, what must she sacrifice so Rossetti can create his masterpiece?

A moving portrait of the events surrounding Fanny Eaton: the mixed-race muse of Victorian London.

This play was first conceived at the Soho Theatre Writers Lab.

Shoreditch Muse promises to be a thoughtful and entertaining piece. Those of you who came to our Shorts Night last week will remember Emma’s powerful monologue set during the Moss Side Riots in Manchester.

Please do come to the reading, to help Emma develop her play further.

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