Yellow Sands

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Yellow Sands
Written by Eden Phillpotts
Adelaide Phillpotts
Date premiered 1925
Place premiered Haymarket Theatre
Original language English

Yellow Sands is a play which opened at the Haymarket Theatre, London in 1925, where it ran for 610 performances, and at the Fulton Theatre, New York City on September 10, 1927, where it ran for 25 performances, closing in October 1927.

Yellow Sands was written by Eden Phillpotts and his daughter Adelaide Phillpotts,[1] produced by Sir Barry Jackson and directed by H. K. Ayliff.[2]

The production marked the London debut of Sir Ralph Richardson.

It was adapted for a film, Yellow Sands, in 1938.


A wealthy dying woman's relatives gather, unaware that they have all been cut out of her will.

Opening Night Cast (New York)[edit]


  1. ^ James Y. Dayananda, ‘Phillpotts , (Mary) Adelaide Eden (1896–1993)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Sept 2012 accessed 9 May 2017
  2. ^ "Yellow Sands". Playbill.