Theatre Royal Haymarket

Sand in the Sandwiches – showing 30th May to 3rd June

Oliver Mackwood, Jonathan Church and Oxford Playhouse present


Sand in the Sandwiches

A celebration of JOHN BETJEMAN

By Hugh Whitemore

Directed by Gareth Armstrong

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.


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

The i


“I adored this show, a magical heavenly tribute to Betjeman”

The Daily Mail

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Theatre Royal Haymarket, Haymarket, London SW1Y 4HT

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Performance Times

30th May to 3rd June 2017

Tuesday to Saturday evenings 7.30pm
Thursday and Saturday matinees 2.30pm

Ticket Prices

Tickets Prices

Premium Stalls & Royal Circle £60
Stalls £49.50, £39.50
Royal Circle £49.50, £39.50,
Upper Circle £25, £15*, £15**
Gallery £15***


*Limited View
** Restricted View - only available to buy in person
*** Patrons in the Gallery should be aware that seating is on cushioned wooden benches

Please note there are 65 steps to the Upper Circle & Gallery.

A restoration levy of £1.50 is included in these prices.


Day Seats
A limited number of seats are available at £15 from 10am in person at the theatre on the day of the show. Maximum two per person. These seats will be very close to the stage and you may not see the full depth of the stage.

Standby - Students/Seniors
£25 subject to availability, in person on the day only from 10am.

Patrons requiring access into the theatre, wheelchair spaces and the Access rate please contact the box office on 020 7930 8800. Monday to Saturday 10am to 7.30pm

General Information
No exchange or refund on purchased tickets.

More Information


Author Hugh Whitemore
Director Gareth Armstrong
Designer Fotini Dimou
Lighting Designer Howard Harrison
Sound Designer Simon Slater

RUNNING TIME: 1 hour 50 minutes including a 20 minute interval.

Age Guidance - The play contains some strong language and references to acts of a sexual nature.

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Theatre Royal Haymarket 18 Suffolk Street London SW1Y 4HT


+44(0)20 7930 8800