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The Unfriend

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The Unfriend in London

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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The Unfriend Ticket Information

  • Booking until:

    Saturday, 9 March 2024

  • Running time:

    1h 55m (incl. interval)

  • Age restrictions

    12+ recommendation

  • Cancellations & Refunds

    Once booked, tickets to The Unfriend are usually non exchangeable and non refundable as per our terms & conditions. In practice, however, we will do our best to accommodate your request as long as we are notified at least 48 hours before the performance. Please contact us for more information.

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The Unfriend reviews

4.6 out of 5 based on 78 reviews

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  • Recommended for:
  • Couples (92%)
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Latest customer reviews

All reviews are from customers who have been invited to leave a review just after seeing The Unfriend.


Thoroughly enjoyed it

Z Reviewed on 12 March 2024 by
London, United Kingdom



Take care NOT to buy a seat with a partly restricted view. That really detracts from an otherwise excellent show. Lee mack is so expressive and visual in his delivery

D Reviewed on 10 March 2024 by
Witney, United Kingdom


A really good comedy

K Reviewed on 06 March 2024 by
Chalfont St Giles, United Kingdom



This play was so funny. The storyline was very good and the acting was excellent!!!

L Reviewed on 06 March 2024 by
Pulborough, United Kingdom


Very funny

Well worth a visit

P Reviewed on 06 March 2024 by
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom


Does what it says on the can.

A fun trip out, lived up to it's expectations.It was great going to a comedy that had some genuine laugh out loud moments.

Y Reviewed on 01 March 2024 by
London, United Kingdom


Rolling shoe

Great cast. Very funny

Y Reviewed on 29 February 2024 by
Consett, United Kingdom


Comedy Gold

Brilliant script, brilliantly acted. There were no weak links in this fast-paced play. Good direction. Clever set. 10/10

C Reviewed on 29 February 2024 by
Nr Royston, United Kingdom


Light hearted

It was like watching an episode of not going out. Only feedback I could give would be less Shouty, for me I felt it was A bit to shouty at times, however, some great one liners and laugh out loud moments. Good to see the female actors shine and Not just focusing on Lee Mack. I didn’t rate the American accent much, despite the actor delivering her performance . Over all we enjoyed the show even though we figured out the plot line rather quickly. An enjoyable evening in a lovely theatre and a great bar.

T Reviewed on 28 February 2024 by
Hampshire, United Kingdom


Love it nothing bad to say

We really enjoyed this production, Lee Mack is fantastic unbelievable funny but also the rest off the cast where brilliant Loved the script and the production lay out

K Reviewed on 23 February 2024 by
Great Harwood, United Kingdom


Excellent play

Excellent play. Loved the show as it was very funny and appealed to our sense of humour.

J Reviewed on 22 February 2024 by
Carshalton, United Kingdom


Lee Mack is just so funny

I love Lee Mack because he has the best body movements, facial expressions and timing. He is definitely the star of the show! If you don’t like poo talk it’s not for you!

S Reviewed on 22 February 2024 by
Morecambe, United Kingdom



S Reviewed on 14 February 2024 by
Derby, United Kingdom


Truly amazing - hilarious!

The show was a 12 rated show. It had a couple of one off swear words and some adult ideas, like on the behaviour of teens. Nothing scary about it though. Went with my 9 year old daughter and we were in stitches through the show. Absolutely brilliant.

M Reviewed on 14 February 2024 by
Hull, United Kingdom


Easy and fun watch

S Reviewed on 13 February 2024 by
Chesham, United Kingdom


Funny lee Mack doesn’t disappoint

Very funny loved story line lee Mack doesn’t Disappoint whatever he’s in sat in the gods but didn’t Make a difference

R Reviewed on 09 February 2024 by
High Ongar, United Kingdom


Good fun, a great laugh

Bought these tickets for my husband for Christmas and they were a great success. We both enjoy watching Lee Mack and were not disappointed, if you enjoy his humour then this is a must

G Reviewed on 08 February 2024 by
Shorne, United Kingdom


Good fun

Undemanding comedy. Gentle humour, poking fun at family dynamics.

D Reviewed on 08 February 2024 by
Calne, United Kingdom


A good night out

Initially I wasn’t sure about this one, but from curtain up when Frances Barber and Lee Mack appeared and the story unfolded, any reservations were quickly dispelled. It’s very funny, not always belly laugh funny but very entertaining in a way that really portrays the English reticence to confront an uncomfortable truth. Good acting from the whole cast with Lee Mack as Peter and Sarah Alexander as Debbie and as the story revolved around Elsa Jean Krakowski it was unsurprising that Frances Barber’s performance stole the show. A really enjoyable night out, however because of the strong language in the second half, I’d not really recommend it for the under 16s.

D Reviewed on 07 February 2024 by
Maidstone, United Kingdom


Uplifting and well written

B Reviewed on 04 February 2024 by
Twickenham, United Kingdom


Fun for all

D Reviewed on 03 February 2024 by
Newbury, United Kingdom


Soooooo funny!!!

L Reviewed on 01 February 2024 by
Longfield, United Kingdom


Brilliant and Funny

All the acting was superb and l was laughing nearly the whole time.

W Reviewed on 01 February 2024 by
Sutton, United Kingdom


Fabulous news

S Reviewed on 31 January 2024 by
Worcester Park, United Kingdom


Must see

Probably the best show IV seen to date... Simple, funny interesting story line, not over the top with a pile of singing etc.. the cast were very entertaining. 5 stars

S Reviewed on 30 January 2024 by
32 Pairc Na Mona, Cookstown, County Tyrone, United Kingdom



OK for a Saturday afternoon but at 45 STG pushing it.

F Reviewed on 27 January 2024 by
Kenmare, Ireland


A good laugh

A bit predictable but funny show. Excellent acting by all. Lee Mack was his usual funny entertaining self Show appeared quite short but enjoyed

C Reviewed on 23 January 2024 by
Bridgend, United Kingdom


Wanted more from Lee Mack. Thought the plot weak & the whole thing could have been funnier with a stronger storyline

Ok for my £42 seat but wouldn't have paid more. Just an average plot & disappointed as lee mack is normally hilarious!

E Reviewed on 21 January 2024 by
Leeds, United Kingdom



Funny comedy, if you like the BBC comedy, not going out you’ll like this production

J Reviewed on 17 January 2024 by
London, United Kingdom


Highly amusing

P Reviewed on 17 January 2024 by
Leicester, United Kingdom



A Reviewed on 13 January 2024 by
Northampton, United Kingdom


Funny and very good acting

M Reviewed on 13 January 2024 by
St Julians, Malta


A great show to have a good laugh

Really enjoyed the performance of all cast members, especially Lee Mak. It’s a lovely play to watch, relax and be entertained.

V Reviewed on 11 January 2024 by
Birmingham, United Kingdom


Good value and fun

Comfortable seats and good view of the stage from the stalls. The cast were well chosen and Lee Mack was very funny with excellent support. Laugh out loud in places.

D Reviewed on 02 January 2024 by
Tring, United Kingdom


very funny

We loved the theatre itself, which created such an intamate atmosphere. the show itself was funny, extremely well written & acted by all the cast. Brilliant sketch when lee mack is trying to summon up the courage to 'check out' the policeman, Dave in the loo. Haven't laughed so much for a long time. Thank you everyone for a brilliant afternoon, we travelled from the midlands just for the show.

K Reviewed on 02 January 2024 by
Mansfield, United Kingdom


Funny, absurd, well written. A hoot!

M Reviewed on 02 January 2024 by
London, United Kingdom



J Reviewed on 31 December 2023 by
Oare, United Kingdom


Wonderful farce

Really funny show - slightly black humour that was quintessentially british

P Reviewed on 30 December 2023 by
Wedmore, United Kingdom


Wonderful comedy

Stunning theatre. We sat at the front and had a good view. Set mostly in the family home. Great to see the teenagers have such a big role in the show. The cast were hilarious and I would definitely recommend this show.

H Reviewed on 29 December 2023 by
Bedford, United Kingdom


Good fun show

Loved the show but only did disappointment is the sound quality/volume. For us patrons up in the grand circle the volume needed cranking up a bit. I didn't think I had a hearing problem!! Sound men/women take note. This is a common problem in many theatres lately.

D Reviewed on 19 December 2023 by
London, United Kingdom



We left at the interval. The first half was painful and not funny at all. It’s the worst show I’ve seen this year in the West End. Gabriella

G Reviewed on 18 December 2023 by
London, United Kingdom


Great laugh, good evening out.

J Reviewed on 11 April 2023 by
Essex, United Kingdom


Very entertaining, a.good night out+

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


Fabulous show in a great setting

K Reviewed on 26 March 2023 by
Ashtead, United Kingdom


Clever nad funny

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

A 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.

D Reviewed on 24 March 2023 by
Scarborough, United Kingdom


Very funny farce and frenetic

Fast faced and hilarious, great acting

S Reviewed on 10 March 2023 by
Hants, United Kingdom


Superb dark comedy

A 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.

A 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!

P 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

G Reviewed on 26 February 2023 by
Whitstable, United Kingdom


Funny as hell ?

E 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!

S Reviewed on 23 February 2023 by
Bury Saint Edmunds, United Kingdom


Great show

J Reviewed on 17 February 2023 by
Maidstone, United Kingdom



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

B 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

J Reviewed on 15 February 2023 by
Caudan, France


Funny & unexpected

A fun, engaging afternoon

J 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

C Reviewed on 24 January 2023 by
Rickmansworth, United Kingdom


Classic silly sit com

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


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

A Reviewed on 18 January 2023 by
London, United Kingdom

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