The Unfriend

Wyndham's Theatre

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Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday matinees at 2.30pm.


One hour and 55 minutes, including one interval.


Children under four years old won't be admitted. The play is recommended for anyone aged 12 and over.


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Wyndham's Theatre

Charing Cross Road
0844 482 5120
[email protected]


Don’t miss the uproarious dark comedy of The Unfriend, returning to the London stage at Wyndham’s Theatre for a limited run of 12 weeks.

Prepare to be enthralled by this effortlessly entertaining play from Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, the celebrated team behind BBC’s hit show Sherlock, starring award-winning comedian Lee Mack.

What is The Unfriend about?

Step into the well-mannered world of Peter and Debbie as they befriend boldly eccentric Elsa in an entertaining, yet satirical look at middle-class England’s disastrous instinct to always appear nice.

Follow the mishaps of Peter and Debbie on a long-awaited cruise when they befriend Elsa, a Trump-loving widow from Denver, USA and agree to stay in touch. When Elsa invites herself to stay with the family a few months later, they decide to look her up online and quickly learn the truth about Elsa’s dangerous past. Already on her way to London, the couple battle with their politeness to ask the suspected killer to leave their home.

Discover an incredible cast that brings each character to life in this smash hit comedy. BAFTA Award-winning comedian Lee Mack, known for his shows Not Going Out and Would I Lie To You? plays typically-British Peter. He is joined by celebrated actress Sarah Alexander, and talented Frances Barber, best known for her roles in BBC series Silk and Doctor Who.

How to book tickets for The Unfriend

You can purchase your tickets for The Unfriend via the booking button on this page. When booking, you can select your desired seats and view ticket prices for this hilarious West End show.

The Unfriend is currently scheduled to run until March 2024.

How long is the show?

The running time for The Unfriend is one hour and 55 minutes, including an interval.

When are The Unfriend matinees taking place?

The Unfriend matinees usually take place on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 2.30pm.

What time is the evening performance?

The evening performance of The Unfriend takes place Mondays to Saturdays at 7.30pm.

Where is the show playing?

The show is performing at Wyndham’s Theatre, close to Leicester Square Tube station.

How to get there:

  • Underground - The nearest tube stations are Leicester Square (Piccadilly and Northern lines) and Covent Garden (Piccadilly line)
  • Bus - You can catch the following buses which stop nearby: 14, 176, 23, 24, 29, 38, 9, 94
  • Cycling - Hire a bike and head to Wyndham’s Theatre. Panton Street is the nearest Santander bike dock 

Is there any age restriction?

The show is recommended for anyone aged 12 and above. Children under the age of four will not be admitted.

What other shows can I see in London?

Laugh along to more epic comedy shows, including Mrs Doubtfire playing at the Shaftesbury Theatre and the wonderfully unpredictable The Play That Goes Wrong at the Duchess Theatre.