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    When Debbie and Pete meet a lonely woman on vacation, they thought nothing of it that is until she dropped by. Things soon take a sinister turn and the couple might just escape it or will they?

    Why Watch The Unfriend

    This dark comedy is written by Steven Moffat and directed by Mark Gatiss whose previous collaboration gave us the beloved Sherlock on BBC. The thrilling story comes to West End after an incredible sold-out run at The Chichester Festival Theatre. What’s more? The play features a star-studded ensemble including Sherlock’s Amanda Abbington, Inside No. 9’s Reece Shearsmith, and Frances Barber from Silk.

    Watch a casual experience go horribly wrong in the lives of Pete and Debbie when their vacation friend, Elsa invites herself over for a prolonged visit. Things take a turn for the worse when Elsa’s past reveals some troubling information. Even when you feel the tingle of fear in your chest the play will have you laughing when the couple remains polite and kind to their murderous guest. This unique play has something for everyone, whether you enjoy thrillers, comedy, or crazy families.

    The Story

    During their vacation, Pete and Debbie unexpectedly meet Elsa, a lively widow from the USA. Despite Elsa's strong support for Trump and her conservative views, there is something oddly charming about the lonely woman. They agree to stay in touch, not giving it much thought, and return home to their usual lives. However, several months later, Elsa invites herself to stay with them.

    Feeling cautious, Pete and Debbie decide to investigate their newfound friend online, believing it's better to be safe than sorry. Yet, what they uncover leaves them deeply disturbed, and they wish they had never looked into Elsa's background. Their anxiety peaks when they hear the dreaded sound of the doorbell.

    What began as an innocent holiday encounter has now transformed into a tense game of cat and mouse. Pete and Debbie are determined to safeguard their children, but even in the face of a potentially dangerous situation, they can't help but maintain their politeness. After all, can one truly perish from embarrassment?

    Good For

    Comedy Fans | Thriller Enthusiasts | Drama Fans

    Cancellation policy

    These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

    Ratings & Reviews

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    • United States
    • Ireland
    • Latvia
    • Germany
    • Romania
    • Netherlands
    Guests from United States, Ireland, Latvia and over 7 countries have loved this experience
    Lukas Benjamin Tscherpel

    Lukas

    5/5

    Jan, 2024

    Brilliant play with great actors and a really funny story! Tons of laughs 😂👌🏽 Also a very nice theater experience as well! Till Denver!
    John Giannopoulos

    John

    5/5

    Feb, 2024

    Easy to book, love how head out will check in before and after the show, just to make sure all is ok
    Mrs Susan Osborn

    Mrs

    5/5

    Feb, 2024

    Very easy to order theatre tickets and to download. Will definitely use again.
    Robert Lamb

    Robert

    4/5

    Jan, 2024

    Very good script well acted with entertaining conclusion.
    Edward power

    Edward

    5/5

    Jan, 2024

    Great show. Well organised. Experience was fantastic

    Show Details

    Genre: Play

    Duration: 1 hour 55 minutes (including intervals)

    Audience: Suitable for 14+

    Opening Date: 15 Jan 2023

    Closing Date: 9 March 2024

    Theatre Name: Wyndham's Theatre

    Theatre Capacity: 750

    Wyndham's Theatre Seating Plan >

    Theatre Facilities: Bar, Cloakroom, Toilets

    Dress Code: Smart casual

    Cast & Crew

    Director

    Mark Gatiss

    Writer

    Steven Moffat

    Cast

    Lee Mack as Pete

    Sarah Alexandra as Debbie

    Frances Barber as Elsa

    Additional Tips

    • Keep in mind, the theatre is air-conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly. Bring along a light jacket if needed.

    • Children (under 16’s) must be accompanied by an adult after 7pm.

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