Interact poetry

Interact poetry

I have been a volunteer for Interact Stroke Support since 2007 at the National Neurology Hospital in London and at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton. We are made up of teams of professional actors who read to stroke patients to aid their recovery.

You can read about the organisation HERE

Unfortunately, due to the restrictions of the pandemic, we’ve had to suspend our hospital visits for a while. Interact decided instead to provide some online service for patients who are back at home and different actors were chosen to read some of their favourite pieces. I chose Sea Fever by John Masefield. I thought that the noise of the seagulls where I live would add an authentic feel to the poem.

You can see me reading it here, as well as some very famous actors reading their favourite stories too: HERE


I’m over the moon to be cast in All’s Well That Ends Well in the beautiful, candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare’s Globe. All’s Well is rarely performed as it has themes and an ending which are considered difficult for a contemporary audience.

Director Caroline Byrne and dramaturg Annie Siddons have reimagined the play to draw out the story of 2 young people who have both recently lost their fathers. Helena’s coming of age journey is set against a backdrop of strong female friendship and support. In quite unusual casting for Shakespeare, the women in the cast outnumber the men! The whole play was underscored with music composed by the amazing Theo Vidgen, with 4 musicians in the gallery.

I play Mariana, in this version a tattoo artist and companion to the Widow. As part of my ensemble duties I also cover Diana, Paroles, George Dumaine, Edward Dumaine, the Countess and Widow. Throughout the course of the run I ended up playing George and Edward Dumaine for a week, and the Widow and Countess for the final week of the run. A wonderful experience with an extraordinary company. Great reviews across the board.

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