Valid Mon - Thu 1 Jan - 8 Feb 2024. Plus 23 Dec evening performance.
Opening 16 Dec
Runtime: 1h 55m
Unfriend (noun). A person, often met on holiday, who doesn’t understand that “let’s keep in touch” means “goodbye.” Sometimes a murderer. Fresh from breaking Box Office records earlier this year, prepare to welcome The Unfriend back to the West End for a strictly limited run at Wyndham’s Theatre from 16 December. BAFTA Award winning comedian Lee Mack (Not Going Out, Would I Lie To You?) and Sarah Alexander (Coupling, Smack The Pony) join Frances Barber (Silk, Doctor Who) as she reprises her force of nature performance in this smash hit comedy from writer Steven Moffat and director Mark Gatiss, the celebrated team behind BBC’s Sherlock. While on holiday Peter and Debbie befriend Elsa: a lusty, Trump-loving widow from Denver, USA. She’s less than woke but kind of wonderful, so they agree to stay in touch - because no one ever really does, do they? When Elsa invites herself to stay with the family a few months later, they decide to look her up online. But it’s too late: on learning the truth about Elsa Jean Krakowski, the deadly danger is already on a flight to London! What began as a casual holiday friendship is suddenly a threat to all their lives. Peter and Debbie now face the ultimate challenge of the modern world - how do you protect all that you love from mortal peril without seeming a bit impolite? Because guess who’s coming… to MURDER. Age recommendation: 12+
The Unfriend, a riotous dark comedy from Dr Who & Sherlock writer and director Steven Moffatt and Mark Gatiss, comes to London. A cautionary tale about making friends abroad and the dangers of being a tad too British, The Unfriend asks the question – how do you politely shake off a potentially murderous acquaintance? The Unfriend London plays a limited run at the Wyndham's Theatre from 16 December.
Moffatt and Gatiss are an electric team and you’ll want to make sure you grab The Unfriend tickets as soon as the production lands in London. Stay ahead of the game with Stagedoor and get The Unfriend tickets in London here.
When Peter and Debbie befriend US widow Elsa on holiday, they know that she isn’t exactly from their world – after all, she’s a Trump supporter from Denver with a penchant for making politically incorrect statements. But a harmless holiday friendship and an empty promise to stay in touch don’t seem like the end of the world and there really is something fun about Elsa.
However, when Elsa invites herself to stay a few months later, Peter and Debbie decide that for the sake of their children they should probably check her out online. What they find leaves them shaken, but it’s too late. Elsa is on already on a flight to London, so they’ll just have to cross their fingers and pray for their lives. There’s no way out of the situation. After all, the last thing they want is to be rude…
From Doctor Who & Sherlock writer and director Steven Moffatt and Mark Gatiss comes a brand new hilarious dark comedy, fresh off a sold out, critically acclaimed run at Chichester Festival Theatre. Don’t miss out on The Unfriend London tickets.
The Unfriend London creative team is helmed by writer Steven Moffatt and director Mark Gatiss. The team behind the popular BBC drama Sherlock, Moffatt and Gatiss are used to walking the line between morbid and hilarious. The Unfriend features design from Robert Jones, lighting by Mark Henderson and sound by Ella Wahlström. It also boasts video design from Andrzej Goulding and casting by Charlotte Sutton CDG.
“I am beyond thrilled that The Unfriend is going to the West End,” said Moffatt of the transfer. Working on this show with my old friend, Mark, and my new friends, the amazing cast and crew, has been one of the happiest experiences of my professional life. They’ve all been very kind to a beginner.”
If you’re looking for Lee Mack theatre tickets, you’re in luck. The Not Going Out comedian stars alongside Smack The Pony's Sarah Alexandra and Silk’s Frances Barber in this sparkling new comedy.
Experience The Unfriend London when it arrives at the Wyndham Theatre on 16 December. The first Steven Moffatt and Mark Gatiss play London has seen on its stages, The Unfriend is bound to be a sought-after ticket. And with the show only playing for a limited season, there’s even more motivation to secure your seats as soon as possible. Book now with Stagedoor.