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Production shot of The Unfriend in London, with Lee Mack as Peter and Sarah Alexander as Debbie.
Production shot of The Unfriend in London, with Lee Mack as Peter and Nick Sampson as the Neighbor.
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Production shot of The Unfriend in London, with Sarah Alexander as Debbie, Lee Mack as Peter and Muzz Khan as PC Junkin.
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The Unfriend Tickets

About The Unfriend

Unfriend noun.

A person, often met on holiday, who doesn’t understand that “let’s keep in touch” means “goodbye.” Sometimes a murderer.

Fresh from breaking Box Office records earlier this year, prepare to welcome The Unfriend back to the West End for a strictly limited run at Wyndham’s Theatre from 16 December.

BAFTA Award winning comedian Lee Mack (Not Going Out, Would I Lie To You?) and Sarah Alexander (Coupling, Smack The Pony) join Frances Barber (Silk, Doctor Who) as she reprises her force of nature performance in this smash hit comedy from writer Steven Moffat and director Mark Gatiss, the celebrated team behind BBC’s Sherlock.

While on holiday Peter and Debbie befriend Elsa: a lusty, Trump-loving widow from Denver, USA. She’s less than woke but kind of wonderful, so they agree to stay in touch - because no one ever really does, do they?

When Elsa invites herself to stay with the family a few months later, they decide to look her up online. But it’s too late: on learning the truth about Elsa Jean Krakowski, the deadly danger is already on a flight to London! What began as a casual holiday friendship is suddenly a threat to all their lives.

Peter and Debbie now face the ultimate challenge of the modern world - how do you protect all that you love from mortal peril without seeming a bit impolite?

Because guess who’s coming… to MURDER.

Run time

1h 55m (incl. interval)

Start date

December 15th, 2023

End date

March 9th, 2024

Categories

Plays, West End, Comedy, Stars on Stage, Drama

Age

12+ recommendation

The Unfriend: What to expect - 1
The Unfriend: What to expect - 2
The Unfriend: What to expect - 3
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Reviews

Audiences Say
Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Delightful, Cliched
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526 reviews on Show-Score

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Sarah D 2197
Hysterical, Entertaining, Clever
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CaligariDrums
Fantastically written, British humour, Absorbing, Clever, Riproaring british comedy
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DNA 718
Funny, entertaining, reese shearsmith worth seeing
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Joanne 4011
Thought-provoking, Hilarious, Funny, Delightful, Entertaining
100 / 100

The Unfriend cast and creative team

By: Steven Moffat
Director: Mark Gatiss
Cast list: Lee Mack (as Peter), Sarah Alexander (as Debbie), Frances Barber (as Elsa), Nick Sampson (as the Neighbor), Muzz Khan (as PC Junkin), Maddie Holiday (as Rosie), Jem Matthews (as Alex)
Design: Robert Jones
Costumes: Robert Jones
Lighting: Mark Henderson Sound: Ella Wahlström
Other info: Video design and animation by Andrzej Goulding

Venue

Wyndham's Theatre

32-36 Charing Cross Road, London, United Kingdom, WC2H 0DA

Directions

Location: West End
Railway station: Charing Cross
Bus numbers: (Charing Cross Road) 24, 29, 176; (Shaftesbury Avenue) 14, 19, 38
Night bus numbers: (Charing Cross Road) 24, 176, N5, N20, N29, N41, N279; (Shaftesbury Avenue) 14, N19, N38
Car park: St Martin's Lane Hotel (2mins)
Directions from tube: The theatre can be seen opposite the station.

Show schedule

Day of weekMorningMatinee
Monday--
Tuesday-7:30 PM
Wednesday2:30 PM7:30 PM
Thursday--
Friday-7:30 PM
Saturday2:30 PM7:30 PM
Sunday--

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