Emmie Newitt

The full cast is announced for THE UNFRIEND's return to the West End

Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss' record breaking collaboration with the play THE UNFRIEND returns to the West End in December.

the unfriend wyndhams theatreThe full cast of The Unfriend on the first day of rehearsals

The full cast has been announced for THE UNFRIEND which returns to the West End at the Wyndham's Theatre on 16 December.

The cast and creative team of THE UNFRIEND

As previously announced, the cast is led by award-winning comedian and actor Lee Mack (Would I Lie To You) as Peter, Sarah Alexander (Jonathan Creek) as Peter’s wife, Debbie, Frances Barber (Silk) as Elsa Jean Krakowski and Nick Sampson (Witness for the Prosecution) as The Neighbour.

They are joined by Muzz Khan (Behind The Beautiful) as PC Junkin, Maddie Holliday (The Unfriend, London) as Rosie and Jem Matthews as Alex in his West End debut. The company is completed by Christopher Jordan (Hedda Gabler at The Old Vic) as understudy Peter/The Neighbour, Cathy Walker (Witness for the Prosecution) as understudy Debbie/Elsa, Charlie Richards (The Play That Goes Wrong) as understudy Alex/PC Junkin and Poppy Shepherd (Our Generation) as understudy Rosie.

What is THE UNFRIEND about?

Peter and Debbie are on holiday when they befriend a lusty, Trump-loving widow from Denver, USA named Elsa. She's less than woke but kind of wonderful, so they agree to stay in touch once the holiday is over. But nobody really does, do they?

But when Elsa invites herself to stay with the family a few months later, they decide to look her up online. It's too late, Elsa Jean Krakowski is a deadly danger and she's already on a flight to London! What began as a casual holiday friendship now threatens all of their lives.

Book THE UNFRIEND tickets

THE UNFRIEND plays at Wyndham's Theatre from 16 December to 9 March 2024.