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Theatre Royal Haymarket, London4.29 reviews
“I adored this show, a magical heavenly tribute to Betjeman” - The Daily Mail

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Sand in the Sandwiches starring Edward Fox at the Theatre Royal Haymarket for one week only!

Following a sell out tour, Edward Fox returns to the stage with his acclaimed portrayal of John Betjeman, poet laureate and icon of British poetry. 

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.
Edward Fox stars in this joyous stage play bringing Betjeman’s poetry, sharp wit and vivacious personality to life.

Embracing his delight for nostalgia and delicious irreverence, Sand in the Sandwiches travels through Betjeman’s boyhood and adolescence, to life as Britain’s poet laureate, presenting a hugely entertaining insight into the world of this much-loved poet.

Double BAFTA award winner Edward Fox [OBE] is one of this country’s most eminent actors. His distinguished career counts iconic British films such as The Day of the Jackal, A Bridge Too Far, Oh! What a Lovely War, to name a few.

Written by Hugh Whitemore, the play will be directed by Gareth Armstrong.

★★★★★ “A masterclass. There is no actor more suited to assuming the mantle of such a quintessentially English genius, than Edward Fox” - The i

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Additional Information

Age restriction

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Running time

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Performance dates

Tuesday 30 May - Saturday 3 June. Tuesday - Saturday 7.30pm plus Thursday and Saturday 2.30pm.

Venue Information

Theatre Royal HaymarketHaymarket, London, SW1Y 4HT

Customer Reviews

9 reviews4.2

William Coleman5th June

I found the play a bit boring and monotonous. regrettably Edward Fox's voice did not carry well and his speaking was not clearly audible - i was in the Royal Circle. The second half was a little better but the production had the feeling of - 'I think I am good enough to hold a London audience for two hours' which was not the case from my point of view. The production would have benefited from more action and one or two more cast members.

Marcella Scanlan4th June

Excellent entertainment. They don't make them like Edward Fox any more. He clearly loved his subject and delivered in his own inimitable way.

John Steward4th June

We enjoyed the evening but found Mr Fox's diction sometimes a little difficult to follow. But, overall, a masterly performance.

Helen Aylward3rd June

An absolutely fantastic evening! Edward Fox was brilliant

Claire Martin2nd June

Edward Fox was superb. He is a national treasure. The script was superb. A fantastic night at the theatre.

Peter Henson2nd June

A thoroughly enjoyable show, well written and acted at a reasonable price.

peter webber2nd June

Edward Fox was magnificent. He brought Betjeman himself and his wonderful poetry to coruscating life.

Dear Mrs Courtnell2nd June

We chuckled, we chortled, we giggled, we guffawed ... Betjeman brought alive by Edward Fox

julia darby2nd June

We didn't attend owing to the what happened in Manchester