The Creative Team

 Sandie Armstrong – Director and Actor


Sandie founded Theatre Stramash in Brighton in 2014 and directed the debut show, Brewers Fayre for the Brighton Fringe Festival 2014. She trained as an actor at Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art and studied English at Glasgow University. She has worked as a professional actor, both in the United States and the UK since 1995. In addition to directing and designing Brewers Fayre, Sandie has also directed excerpts from Road by Jim Cartwright for the New Venture Theatre/  University of Brighton’s Celebration of Jim Cartwright’s work in 2013. For a list of her stage, television and film acting credits please see her Spotlight link here 

Dodger Philips – Movement Director and Actor

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Dodger trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. His work as a Movement Director, Teacher, Actor and Theatre Practitioner spans more than 20 years. His experience has ranged from performing with various European circuses and with Opera North for their National tour of The Bartered Bride. He appeared in productions for the Royal Shakespeare Company, The National Theatre and the West End including His Dark Materials, Jumpers and Kean. He is currently working with the RSC as fight choreographer and actor on Wendy and Peter Pan. For more information about his work go to

David Richards – Filmaker and Image Designer

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David is the director of Big Egg Films. He has directed numerous music videos and promotional films and he recently wrote and directed Empty Space, a short film that was shot on location in Wales and Brighton which will be doing the festival circuit soon. For more information go to

Rachel Heaton – Soundscape Designer and Actor   

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Rachel trained at Rose Bruford as an Actor-Musician. She founded Growl Theatre in 2011 and debuted her own experimental fringe piece entitled FRONT, performed behind glass in an Oxfam-Shop window. She created the installation which formed the set in the shop-front and also composed the music/soundscape. Her acting credits include: TV –  Holby Blue (BBC), Doctors (BBC) RocketMan (ITV) All About Me (ITV) The Best Man (ITV) In 2 Minds (BBC) and The Increasingly Poor Decisions Of Todd Margaret (Channel4).  Theatre Credits include: Speak the Speech (RSC, New York)  A Passionate Englishman (City of London Festival for the Barbican),  Newsrevue (Canal Café Theatre).  Rachel is currently writing and directing a comedy sketch pilot. For more info about Rachel’s work with Growl Theatre go to

Strat Mastoris – Lighting Designer and Stills Photographer

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Three-time winner of ‘Best Lighting Design’ at the Brighton and Hove Arts Council Drama Awards. You can see examples of all lighting design work at and for his photography work go to

Tegen Hitchins – Actor


After signing with STORM Model Management Tegen went onto study acting at ACT in Brighton. Since graduating, theatre credits include: The Positive Hour (Jermyn St), The Big Bitesize Breakfast (St James Theatre), Silence (Lost in Space), The Graduate (Tanglehead), EAST, New World Order (Hydrocracker), The Cherry Orchard, A Midsummers Nights Dream (Theatre Royal Drum) and The Caucasian Chalk Circle (International Footprint ). TV Credits include, Great British Hairdresser (E4), Lily Allen Lucy in Disguise.

Miles Mlambo – Actor

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Miles graduated from the Arts Educational School Of Acting in 2007. Theatre work includes Mzicar with OnO Theatre Company (Gary Sefton), The Backroom with Good Night Out Presents (Gareth Corke), The Hostage with Jagged Fence (Adam Penford), One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, The Modernists & The Graduate with Tanglehead (Rikki Tarascas), To The Green Fields Beyond with Two Bins Theatre (Nicholas Warnford), The Big Bite-Size Late Breakfast with White Room Theatre (Nicholas Brice).


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