artwork for Sand in the Sandwiches, Theatre Royal Haymarket starring Edward Fox

Sand in the Sandwiches at the Theatre Royal Haymarket

Theatre Royal Haymarket, London

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Sand in the Sandwiches at the Theatre Royal Haymarket starring Edward Fox

Fresh from a sell-out 2016 UK Tour, Triple BAFTA winner Edward Fox stars in the celebrated one-man play exploring the life and work of poet John Betjeman.

A journey through memory and verse, the play collates the work of the twentieth century’s most treasured poet

Sand in the Sandwiches will run from 30 May 2017 until 3 June 2017 at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.


John Betjeman was the nation’s favourite poet. Sand in the Sandwiches celebrates a man famous not only for light verse and laughter, but for his passions, his sense of purpose and his unforgettable poetry. Through boyhood, his adolescence, to life as Britain’s Poet Laureate, Sand in the Sandwiches presents a hugely entertaining insight into the world of this much-loved irreverent writer.


Edward Fox’s distinguished career counts iconic British films including the Oscar winning Ghandi, The Day of the Jackal, A Bridge Too Far, Oh! What a Lovely War, The Dresser, The Go-Between, A Doll’s House, Pride and Prejudice, Robin Hood, Nicholas Nickleby, Force 10 from Navarone and James Bond’s Never Say Never Again. His stage credits include: The Audience, Four Quartets, Hamlet, An Evening with Anthony Trollope, Letter of Resignation and many more.


Directed by Gareth Armstrong with designs by Fotini Dimou, lighting by Howard Harrison and sound by Simon Slater. Sand in the Sandwiches is produced by Jonathan Church, Oliver Mackwood Productions and Oxford Playhouse.

Important Notes

Running Time: 1 hour 50 minutes Important Info: The play contains some strong language and references to acts of a sexual nature.

Venue Information

Theatre Royal Haymarket, 8 Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4HT
Nearest Tube or Train: Piccadilly Circus (Bakerloo, Piccadilly), Leicester Square (Northern, Piccadilly)
Nearest Buses: 3, 6, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 22, 23, 24, 29, 38, 40, 88, 91, 94, 139, 159, 176

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