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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!

Performance dates:
18 Dec 2023 - 09 Mar 2024
Running time:
1 hour and 55 minutes including an interval.
Age recommendation:
Best for age 14+

Show Times

Monday - 7.30pm
Tuesday - 7.30pm
Wednesday 2.30pm 7.30pm
Thursday 2.30pm 7.30pm
Friday - 7.30pm
Saturday 2.30pm 7.30pm
Sunday - -
How Long is The Unfriend?
The Unfriend running time is 1 hour and 55 minutes including an interval.
Matinee Shows
The Unfriend matinee performances start at 2.30pm and finish at 4.25pm.
Evening Shows
The Unfriend evening performances start at 7.30pm and finish at 9.25pm.
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