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The hilarious play returns for a limited run starring comedy legend Lee Mack.
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

Catch the debut play by Sherlock writer Steven Moffat, The Unfriend, in its West End return. Book your tickets for The Unfriend on TodayTix.

Peter and Debbie find themselves entangled in a sticky situation when a friend made on holiday, Elsa, with hidden Republican views, unexpectedly arrives at their house with undercover plans. As Pete and Debbie investigate Elsa online, they uncover disturbing information that makes them regret their curiosity.

Now, faced with the dilemma of cancelling Elsa's visit, the couple realises they've unwittingly invited trouble into their lives. What started as a harmless encounter becomes a tense game of cat and mouse, forcing Pete and Debbie to balance politeness with the need to protect their family from potential danger. Can they navigate this awkward and potentially dangerous situation without succumbing to embarrassment?

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Run time

1h 55m (incl. interval)

Start date

15th December, 2023

End date

9th March, 2024



12+ recommendation

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536 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

41 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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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.

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


Wyndham's Theatre

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.

More information about The Unfriend

In his debut play, Steven Moffat teams up with director Mark Gatiss and star Reece Shearsmith from The League of Gentlemen. Moffat boasts an impressive resume, having written over 40 episodes for the iconic series Doctor Who. This new play reunites him with Gatiss after their previous collaboration on the hit BBC series Sherlock.

Joining the cast are BAFTA Award-winning comedian Lee Mack (Not Going Out, Would I Lie To You) and Sarah Alexander (Smack The Pony, Coupling), alongside Frances Barber (Silk, Doctor Who), who will reprise her role in this comedic hit.

What to watch for

  • Moffat served as the head writer and executive producer of Doctor Who from 2010 to 2017, becoming one of the longest-serving showrunners in the series' history.
  • He introduced some of the most iconic elements in Doctor Who, including the Weeping Angels and the Eleventh Doctor's catchphrase, "Geronimo!"
  • In addition to Doctor Who, Moffat co-created the modern adaptation of Sherlock with Mark Gatiss, bringing Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's detective into the 21st century.

Frequently asked questions

What is The Unfriend about?

In Steven Moffat's debut play, a vacation friendship takes an unexpected turn when their new acquaintance not only stays in touch but moves into their home. Directed by Mark Gatiss, catch the hilariously surprising twists of The Unfriend in London's West End.

What is the running time of The Unfriend?

The Unfriend runs for 1h 55m (incl. interval)

Which theatre is The Unfriend at?

The Unfriend is at London's Wyndham's Theatre.

What is the age recommendation for The Unfriend?

12+ recommendation

How do you get tickets for The Unfriend?

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