About us

Nirjay Mahindru

Chief Executive

Jess Warshaw

Administrator

Julien Ball

Fundraiser

Helen Daniels

Development Coordinator

Our Actors

Our team of 160 professional actors represent the heartbeat of InterAct's work.

InterAct works with professional actors because they have the dramatic skills to hold the concentration of somebody who is not only unwell but also in the hospital environment, the vocal stamina and technique to sustain long periods of reading and the antennae to respond to unspoken reactions from the patients. 

InterAct Staff

Brand Partnerships & Corporate fundraising: Isabella White

Stroke Clubs Co-ordinator: 

Esme Bayley 

Community Liasion Officer: 

Fayon Dixon

Training Co-ordinator: 

Emma D'Inverno

Trainers: Avita Jay, Juliet Prew

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Patrons

 

Sir Alan Ayckbourn

 

Alan Bleasdale

 

Helena Bonham Carter

 

Rt Hon Vince Cable

 

Professor Anthony Rudd

 

Max Stafford-Clark

Ambassadors

Dr Romila Bahl

Liz Bestic

Joanna Brendon MBE

Lucy Briers

Peter Capaldi

Lolita Chakrabarti

Stephanie Cole

Oliver Ford Davies

Nick Ede

Rupert Graves

Alex Jennings

Sara Kestelman

Liz Lochead

Catherine McCormack

Bill Paterson

Alison Peebles

Michael Simkins

Juliet Stevenson

Owen Teale

June Watson

Trustees

John Fergus FRCS

Alan Finch
Edmund Hubbard

Alan McCormick

Jonathan McDonnell
Eileen Kidd
Christopher Ravenscroft

Prof Tony Rudd CBE
Leah Sowden FCA, CTA
Caroline Smith
Jeremy Sykes (Vice Chairman)

Prof Marion Walker
Ian Talbot OBE (Chairman)

Where We Read

Birmingham Moseley Hall Hospital

Brighton Royal Sussex Hospital

Bristol Southmead Hospital

Cardiff University Hospital of Wales

Charing Cross Hospital, London

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London

Clayponds Hospital, London

Edgware Hospital, London

Glasgow, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

 

Haywards Heath, Princess Royal Hospital

Homerton Hospital, London

Kings Hospital, London

 

Trafford General Hospital

 

National Hospital, London

 

Newcastle Hospital

 

Pembridge Palliative Care Centre

 

Royal Hospital, London

 

St Pancras Hospital, London

 

St Thomas Hospital, London

 

West Middlesex Hospital, London

We also read in many stroke clubs across England. Please do contact our team if you wish to find out whether we read in a stroke club near you.