Coming soon to Theatre Royal Brighton – Sand in the Sandwiches

Fresh from a sell out tour, Edward Fox returns to the stage with his acclaimed portrayal of John Betjeman, one of the best-loved poets of the 20th century.

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 national treasure.

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

Pinocchio Ristorante

If you are heading to the Theatre Royal to enjoy this very special show, come to Pinocchio Ristorante – a stone’s throw from the venue – for pre-show meal.

Show us your Festival ticket and you will receive a special 10% discount.

Book a table now:

Sand in the Sandwiches

Tuesday 27th June – Saturday 1st July

Mixture of matinees and evening performances. More info: