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The Unfriend

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4.8/5 - based on 21 reviews
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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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  • Opens:

    Saturday, 16 December 2023

  • Booking until:

    Saturday, 9 March 2024

  • Running time:

    1h 55m (incl. interval)

  • Age restrictions

    12+ recommendation

Performance Times
Mon - -
Tue - 19:30
Wed - 19:30
Thu 14:30 19:30
Fri - 19:30
Sat 14:30 19:30
Sun 14:30 -

Next Performances for The Unfriend at Wyndham's Theatre

Saturday16th Dec 2023 7:30pm
Monday18th Dec 2023 7:30pm
Tuesday19th Dec 2023 7:30pm
Wednesday20th Dec 2023 7:30pm
Thursday21st Dec 2023 7:30pm
Friday22nd Dec 2023 7:30pm

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No Booking Fee

PAY NO FEES Valid Monday - Thursday performances 1 January - 8 February 2024. Book by 5 December 2023.

The Unfriend reviews

4.8 out of 5 based on 21 reviews

What to expect:

  • Recommended for:
  • Anyone (81%)
  • Families (81%)
  • Teenagers (81%)
  • Couples (90%)
  • Theatregoers (95%)
Latest customer reviews
Great laugh, good evening out.

Reviewed on 11 April 2023 by , Essex, United Kingdom

Very entertaining, a.good night out+

Reviewed on 28 March 2023 by , Bend, United States Of America

Fabulous show in a great setting

Reviewed on 26 March 2023 by , Ashtead, United Kingdom

Clever nad funny

Good acting, very witty and funny. An enjoyable day/evening out.

Reviewed on 25 March 2023 by , 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 , Scarborough, United Kingdom

Very funny farce and frenetic

Fast faced and hilarious, great acting

Reviewed on 10 March 2023 by , Hants, United Kingdom

Superb dark comedy

Reviewed on 09 March 2023 by , Nottingham, United Kingdom

Funny as f

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 , Tranent, United Kingdom

Belly Chuckling!

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 , Romford, United Kingdom

Absolutely brilliant

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 , Whitstable, United Kingdom

Funny as hell ?

Reviewed on 24 February 2023 by , Kangru, Estonia

Unfriend- funny goings on at Number 9

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 , Bury Saint Edmunds, United Kingdom

Great show

Reviewed on 17 February 2023 by , Maidstone, United Kingdom


Dated humour. More suitable for a summer reportary seaside theatre show than West End London.

Reviewed on 16 February 2023 by , Chiswick, United Kingdom

Witty funny

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 , Caudan, France

Funny & unexpected

A fun, engaging afternoon

Reviewed on 04 February 2023 by , Biggleswade, United Kingdom

Funny, good story

The play is very amusing, well written and entertaining. A lovely evening out, would definitely recommend

Reviewed on 24 January 2023 by , Rickmansworth, United Kingdom

Classic silly sit com

Reviewed on 21 January 2023 by , Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

Enjoyable show. Well written, well acted and very funny.

Reviewed on 18 January 2023 by , London, United Kingdom

24 Nov
Emmie Newitt

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

The full cast is announced for THE UNFRIEND's return to the West End
23 Nov
Emmie Newitt

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by Emmie Newitt | Tuesday, October 10 2023, 11:34

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13 Jul
Emmie Newitt

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-the-unfriendLee Mack to star in The Unfriend.

THE UNFRIEND returns to the West End with Lee Mack