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- Opens: Saturday, 16 December 2023
Booking until: Saturday, 9 March 2024
- Running time: 1h 55m (incl. interval)
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The Unfriend – A new comedy by Stephen Moffat
It began life at Chichester’s respected Festival Theatre, where it enjoyed a sold-out run so popular it’s moving to London. We’re delighted to welcome The Unfriend to the capital, transferring to the Wyndham's Theatre for a strictly limited season. Welcome to yet another brilliant Chichester Festival Theatre production, designed to delight you every step of the way from 16th December to 9th March 2024.
Get The Unfriend theatre tickets from us to experience this riotous dark comedy from the respected writer Steven Moffat, directed by the brilliant Mark Gatiss. Together they make up the award-winning team behind BBC’s Sherlock. The cast includes award-winning comedian and actor Lee Mack who will lead the cast as Peter. Joining the cast is Sarah Alexander (Jonathan Creek) as Peter's Wife Debbie and Nick Sampson (Witness for the Prosecution). Frances Barber returns to the play the role of Elsa Jean Krakowski.
What's the plot of The Unfriend?
Peter and Debbie are on holiday celebrating their anniversary. While away on their cruise they make friends with Elsa. She’s a lusty, Trump-loving widow from Denver, USA, and while she’s far from WOKE, she’s also quite wonderful. They agree to stay in touch because that’s what the Brits say when we meet new people on holiday.
When, horror of horrors, Elsa actually invites herself for a break at their place, they decide to look her up online and see if there’s anything they need to know. Whoops... it’s too late but they discover the truth about Elsa Jean Krakowski, and she is deadly dangerous. It might have started life as a casual holiday friendship, now it’s a disaster that threatens the lives of their teenaged children. Murder is on the way over the Atlantic – how will the family survive? Peter and Debbie are left to handle the ultimate challenge of the modern world. How on earth do you protect the things you love from deadly peril while remaining polite?
The Unfriend is designed by Robert Jones with lighting by Mark Henderson, sound by Ella Wahlström, video design by Andrzej Goulding, and casting by Charlotte Sutton CDG. The show comes with five stars from What’s On Stage plus four stars each from The Daily Telegraph, Sunday Times, The Guardian, The Stage, and The i.
Who is The Unfriend for?
This is an adult black comedy, so please use your judgement when thinking about bringing children.
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Saturday, 16 December 2023
- Booking until:
Saturday, 9 March 2024
- Running time:
1h 55m (incl. interval)
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The Unfriend reviews
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- Recommended for:
- Anyone (81%)
- Families (81%)
- Teenagers (81%)
- Couples (90%)
- Theatregoers (95%)
Latest customer reviews
Reviewed on 11 April 2023 by Joycelyn, Essex, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 28 March 2023 by Michael, Bend, United States Of America
Reviewed on 26 March 2023 by Katherine, Ashtead, United Kingdom
Good acting, very witty and funny. An enjoyable day/evening out.
Reviewed on 25 March 2023 by Arta, London, United Kingdom
This was the funniest show we have seen in a long time.The acting was sublime. The story was great .We could not stop laughing from beginning to the end.Fantasic.
Reviewed on 24 March 2023 by Denise, Scarborough, United Kingdom
Fast faced and hilarious, great acting
Reviewed on 10 March 2023 by Steven, Hants, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 09 March 2023 by Alistair, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Dark comedy at its best. Clever, clever writing, but you’d expect nothing less. Nicely topical. Brilliantly delivered by fantastic cast. Laughed so much. Would happily go again.
Reviewed on 06 March 2023 by Annette, Tranent, United Kingdom
Really enjoyed this show, laughed out loud throughout - will appeal to all theatregoers - and teenagers would enjoy it too!
Reviewed on 03 March 2023 by Phillip, Romford, United Kingdom
Very funny. Great characters and script. Really good storyline and twists. Right out of the No 9 stable and that's a very high bar. Loved it
Reviewed on 26 February 2023 by Gary, Whitstable, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 24 February 2023 by Eveli, Kangru, Estonia
A comedy that makes you chuckle - especially if you’re a parent of a teenager- and doesn’t resort to cheap laughs through language or sex!
Reviewed on 23 February 2023 by Steve, Bury Saint Edmunds, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 17 February 2023 by Jenny-marie, Maidstone, United Kingdom
Dated humour. More suitable for a summer reportary seaside theatre show than West End London.
Reviewed on 16 February 2023 by Bridie, Chiswick, United Kingdom
Very pleasant evening! The plot is witty, the set is well designed, the cast is really good,... A very nice play indeed
Reviewed on 15 February 2023 by Jordael, Caudan, France
A fun, engaging afternoon
Reviewed on 04 February 2023 by Jenna, Biggleswade, United Kingdom
The play is very amusing, well written and entertaining. A lovely evening out, would definitely recommend
Reviewed on 24 January 2023 by Cynthia, Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 21 January 2023 by Lynn, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 18 January 2023 by Asha, London, United Kingdom
The full cast is announced for THE UNFRIEND's return to the West End
by Emmie Newitt | Friday, November 24 2023, 10:51
Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss' record breaking collaboration with the play THE UNFRIEND returns to the West End in December.
The full cast of The Unfriend on the first day of rehearsalsThe full cast is announced for THE UNFRIEND's return to the West End
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by Emmie Newitt | Thursday, November 23 2023, 12:34
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by Emmie Newitt | Tuesday, October 10 2023, 11:34
Autumn has arrived, even if records of 29 degrees across the UK in recent weeks has made it feel like Summer has hung around for a little longer recently. Now the nights are drawing in slightly earlier, instead of heading straight home for an evening on the sofa - why not spend your time with a trip to one of London’s theatres.
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THE UNFRIEND returns to the West End with Lee Mack
by Emmie Newitt | Thursday, July 13 2023, 11:13
Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss’ record breaking collaboration THE UNFRIEND will be making its return to the West End this year.
Lee Mack to star in The Unfriend.THE UNFRIEND returns to the West End with Lee Mack