Sand In The Sandwiches

Jonathan Church Productions, Oliver Mackwood and Oxford Playhouse present 

Sand In The Sandwiches

By Hugh Whitemore

Directed by Gareth Armstrong

Designed by Fotini Dimou


”I adored this show. A magical, heavenly tribute to Betjeman"

Quentin Letts, The Mail

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.

Edward Fox stars in this brand new stage play, bringing Betjeman’s poetry and his vivacious personality to life. 

Embracing his delight for nostalgia and delicious irreverance, Sand in the Sandwiches travels through Betjeman’s boyhood, his 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.



                                                                          Photography: Manuel Harlan