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The Unfriend
The Unfriend
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The Unfriend

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The sell-out Steven Moffat comedy comes to the West End.
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About The Unfriend

Following its acclaimed sold-out run at Chichester Festival Theatre, prepare to welcome The Unfriend to the West End for a strictly limited run at the Criterion Theatre.

This riotous dark comedy from writer Steven Moffat and director Mark Gatiss, the award-winning team behind BBC’s Sherlock, stars an uproarious cast including Reece Shearsmith (Inside No. 9), Amanda Abbington (Sherlock) and Frances Barber (Silk).

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. They agree to stay in touch - because no one ever really does, do they?

When Elsa invites herself to stay a few months later, they decide to look her up online. Too late, they learn the truth about Elsa Jean Krakowski. Deadly danger has just boarded a flight to London!

What began as a casual holiday friendship is now a threat to the lives of their children. 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.

Assisted performances

Sunday 26th February 2.30pm - Relaxed Performance Wednesday 8th March 7:30pm – Captioned Saturday 18th March 2:30pm – British Sign Language Interpreted Saturday 1st April 2:30pm – Audio Described

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Run time

1h 55m (incl. interval)

Start date

January 15th, 2023

End date

April 16th, 2023

Genre

Plays

Venue

Criterion Theatre

Age

14+ recommendation

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