Charles is a Liverpool based actor & theatre maker who trained at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in their MA Theatre Lab. Since graduating Charles has forged his craft and passion for character work & physicality with laboratory theatre companies Animikii Theatre & Eden's Cave Company. Developing, writing and performing original award winning theatre with Theatre RE, Mechanimal & Tmesis theatre along side screen and television work.
Charles' expertise as a visual artist translates beautifully into developing new screen and theatrical works. Within movement direction and acting Charles offers a unique physical perspective that has developed from his Fine Arts degree at Kingston and his physical training at RADA. Charles has taught embodied acting at East 15 Acting School, The Northern Theatre Laboratory, Liverpool Theatre School, Plymouth University and has delivered workshops nationally and internationally.
Portraits by Anna Levin
"Sandford as basin-haired, bespectacled Rob, gives a note-perfect and sympathetic performance.
A masterclass in how to do funny-sad."
Stuart Gidden . The Stage
The Poetry of Exile
"the entire ensemble perform with beautiful attention to detail, control and strength. Sandford particularly puts on an emotionally evocative performance which really grips the audience."
Abbie Rippon . The Reviews Hub
"Sandford’s very physical portrayal as the barbaric Titus is tremendous. He gives an intense, energetic and mesmerising performance"
Anne Cox . Stage Review
the day you long for
"His complete dedication with a stiff, awkward physicality and a very precise idiolect makes you fall in love with Rob."
Frank McHugh . Arthurs Seat
The Poetry of Exile
"A burning conviction..
The remarkable performance of Kaspar, spiritual, then whirling into a fury, displaying a huge range of emotions, taking in the whole stage in his giant stride.
Ron Simpson . The Reviews Hub
The Kaspar Hauser Experiment
"Sandford tears through this part hungrily, creating a visual, auditory and theatrical spectacle...that is appropriately seared into audience retinas"
Karl O’Doherty . The Reviews Hub