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The Unfriend Tickets

Production shot of The Unfriend in London, with Lee Mack as Peter and Sarah Alexander as Debbie.
Production shot of The Unfriend in London, with Lee Mack as Peter and Nick Sampson as the Neighbor.
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Production shot of The Unfriend in London, with Sarah Alexander as Debbie, Lee Mack as Peter and Muzz Khan as PC Junkin.
The Unfriend Tickets

About The Unfriend

See Sherlock writer Steven Moffat’s debut play The Unfriend in London. The Unfriend tickets are available on London Theatre now.

What would you do if a friend you made on holiday turned out to have a dark secret? That’s the sticky situation that Peter and Debbie find themselves in when they land.

While the pair were on holiday, they met Elsa, an American with strong Republican views. A few months later, Elsa invites herself to stay at Peter and Debbie’s house — without any prior warning — to put her undercover plans in motion. But who is Elsa?

Once Peter and Debbie look up Elsa Jean Krakowski's real identity online, they realise her true colours. The Unfriend explores what happens when you’re trying to protect yourself, all with a polite smile on your face.

Even though The Unfriend marks Steven Moffat’s debut play, he’s got an excellent track record for creating beloved stories. Moffat’s worked on over 40 episodes of Doctor Who starring David Tennant and Matt Smith, as well as Sherlock with Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. Moffat is joined by regular collaborator Mark Gatiss as director, and fellow The League of Gentleman star Reece Shearsmith appears in the show.

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.

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Run time

1h 55m (incl. interval)

Start date

15th December, 2023

End date

9th March, 2024



12+ recommendation

Production note
Everyone, regardless of age, must have their own ticket to enter the theatre. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by and sat next to a ticketholder who is at least 18 years old. Children under the age of 4 will not be admitted.
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539 Reviews

Sarah D 2197

Sarah D 2197

22 Reviews | 3 Followers
Hysterical, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You’ve ever chatted to a stranger on holiday!

Don’t see it if You don’t have a sense of humour!



37 Reviews | 0 Followers
Fantastically written, British humour, Absorbing, Clever, Riproaring british comedy

See it if You love taking the mick out of being British and how we can sometimes be too polite when situations call for the opposite. Incredible.

Don’t see it if You are too proud to be British, you will not enjoy the humour as it requires you to be able to see the flaws in ourselves.

DNA 718

DNA 718

43 Reviews | 8 Followers
Funny, entertaining, reese shearsmith worth seeing

See it if You want (or need!) an evening of fun and light entertainment and enjoy clever shows with good dialogue and acting (esp by Reese Shearsmith)

Don’t see it if You want weighty or revolutionary - some reviewers have said that this play is like a sitcom... yeah, but a thoroughly enjoyable, good one.

Jenna 3036

Jenna 3036

9 Reviews | 0 Followers
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if This is side splitting funny,very witty and the cast are amazing this is a must see

Don’t see it if If you don't like a great laugh don't go

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Our Review

'The Unfriend' review – Lee Mack is in his element in Steven Moffat's comedy of manners

4 of 5
10 Jan 2024, 09:17
Read our review of The Unfriend, starring Lee Mack and Sarah Alexander and written by Steven Moffat, now in performances at Wyndham's Theatre until 9 March.

The Unfriend cast and creative team

By: Steven Moffat
Director: Mark Gatiss
Cast list: Lee Mack (as Peter), Sarah Alexander (as Debbie), Frances Barber (as Elsa), Nick Sampson (as the Neighbor), Muzz Khan (as PC Junkin), Maddie Holiday (as Rosie), Jem Matthews (as Alex)
Design: Robert Jones
Costumes: Robert Jones
Lighting: Mark Henderson Sound: Ella Wahlström
Other info: Video design and animation by Andrzej Goulding


32-36 Charing Cross Road, London, United Kingdom, WC2H 0DA


Location: West End
Railway station: Charing Cross
Bus numbers: (Charing Cross Road) 24, 29, 176; (Shaftesbury Avenue) 14, 19, 38
Night bus numbers: (Charing Cross Road) 24, 176, N5, N20, N29, N41, N279; (Shaftesbury Avenue) 14, N19, N38
Car park: St Martin's Lane Hotel (2mins)
Directions from tube: The theatre can be seen opposite the station.

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Frequently asked questions

What is The Unfriend about?

When a couple befriend someone on holiday, they don't expect to stay in contact. And they definitely don't expect her to stay in their house! Steven Moffat's debut play heads to the West End, directed by Mark Gatiss. See The Unfriend in London today.

Where is The Unfriend playing?

The Unfriend is playing at Wyndham's Theatre. The theatre is located in 32-36 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0DA.

How long is The Unfriend?

The running time of The Unfriend is 1h 55m (incl. interval)

What's the age requirement for The Unfriend?

The recommended age for The Unfriend is 12+ recommendation.

How do you book tickets for The Unfriend?

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