Patrick Sandford began his theatre career as a performer, before turning almost exclusively to directing. He was for many years Artistic Director of the Nuffield Theatre Southampton, and previously of the Lyric Theatre Belfast, producing many new plays. As a writer his work includes translating BEACH WEDDING from the French NOCES DE SABLE by Didier Van Cauwelaert, and several stage adaptations, including FRANKENSTEIN, using only Mary Shelley's words, which is published by Nick Hern Books. He now directs as a freelance and is a co-founder of Ingenious Purpose Theatre Company who's inaugural production BLOODSHOT toured the UK and internationally. Their second production, Patrick's self-penned and performed piece GROOMED has been seen in London at both Soho and St James's theatres and has toured nationally and in the US. His performance was nominated in the 2018 Offie Awards for Best Actor.