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Wyndham's Theatre

Lee Mack stars in the acclaimed dark comedy of manners about a couple who spot trouble when a potential murderer comes to stay!

Enjoy Riotous Dark Comedy With The Unfriend Tickets

A very welcome visitor is back in the West End this year, as The Unfriend makes itself at home at Wyndham’s Theatre. This story about a couple who get more than they bargained for from a “friend” they met on holiday is a dark comedy from the creatives behind Sherlock, Doctor Who and The League of Gentlemen. Featuring Lee Mack, Sarah Alexander and Frances Barber, you’ll want to invite yourself to see this brilliant show that proves manners really can be murder.

About The Unfriend

Amiable couple Peter and Debbie have met a rather eccentric woman on holiday. Elsa is a vivacious Trump-loving widow from Denver, USA. She’s not very woke, but she’s fine to talk to, so they agree to stay in touch. The unspoken rule of holiday friendships is that you don’t actually stay in touch - unless you’re Elsa.

When she invites herself to stay a few months later, they decide to look her up online and make a chilling discovery. It’s too late, however, because Elsa Jean Krakowski is already on a flight to London, and they might have to host a murderer.

The Unfriend is an uproarious comedy that asks the crucial question: is there anything more awkward than being a bit impolite? Even if it’s to save your whole family from danger?

The Unfriend Cast and Creative Team

Comedian and BAFTA winner Lee Mack stars as Peter, opposite Sarah Alexander as Debbie. Mack is best known for his work on BBC sitcom Not Going Out and panel shows including Would I Lie To You? while Alexander’s credits include comedies Coupling and Smack The Pony.

Frances Barber returns as force of nature Elsa, after playing the role in both previous runs of the show. Barber is a veteran of stage and screen with credits including Silk and Doctor Who.

This hit comedy is written by Sherlock and Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat, who is a master at picking out the uncanny from the seemingly mundane and ordinary. It is his debut play, and after initial runs at Chichester Festival Theatre and London’s Criterion Theatre, has proven itself a triumph.

Moffat’s frequent collaborator Mark Gatiss directs The Unfriend. Gatiss is known as a member of The League of Gentleman and has also written for Sherlock and Doctor Who.

Tickets for The Unfriend at Wyndham’s Theatre On Sale Now

Packed with “pure comic joy” (WhatsOnStage), this twisted comedy of manners is one of the funniest shows in London this year. Don’t miss Lee Mack and co as they try to politely thwart a killer!

Sorry this show closed 09 March 2024, we recommend these similar productions.

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Performance dates:
08 Mar 2024 - 09 Mar 2024
Running time:
1 hour and 55 minutes including an interval.
Age recommendation:
Best for age 14+
Audience Notes:
The appearance of any performer cannot be guaranteed and is always subject to illness, injury and statutory holiday entitlement.

The Unfriend Reviews

200 Reviews
  • 5 Stars52%
  • 4 Stars35%
  • 3 Stars10%
  • 2 Stars2%
  • 1 Stars1%

User Reviews


It was great to see one of my favourite comedians, Lee Mack, in a leading role. All the characters were well played by the cast. The showstopper has to be the delightfully eccentric and ‘is she or isn’t she’ character of Elsa, played with absolute p Read more

Performance date: 09 March 2024

Hilarious! I saw this on it's excellent first run and knew that Lee Mack would be a perfect fit for the role, ably supported by Sarah Alexander and the returning brilliance of Frances Barber. Grab a ticket while you can!

Performance date: 02 January 2024

Good comedy plot. Lee Mack was very popular with the audience - I admire him as a comedian, but found all his over-acting a bit much. The rest of the cast were much more natural, and Frances Barber was excellent.

Performance date: 10 February 2024
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