Wyndham's Theatre

The Unfriend

16th December 2023 - 9th March 2024

About The Unfriend

A person, often met on holiday, who doesn’t understand that “let’s keep in touch” means “goodbye.” Sometimes a murderer.

Fresh from breaking Box Office records earlier this year, prepare to welcome The Unfriend back to the West End for a strictly limited run at Wyndham’s Theatre from 16 December.

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 from writer Steven Moffat and director Mark Gatiss, the celebrated team behind BBC’s Sherlock.

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

When Elsa invites herself to stay with the family a few months later, they decide to look her up online. But it’s too late: on learning the truth about Elsa Jean Krakowski, the deadly danger is already on a flight to London! What began as a casual holiday friendship is suddenly a threat to all their lives.

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.

The Unfriend Tickets

at Wyndham's Theatre

Ticket Prices

Standard Tickets from: £25*

Please check individual performances for price availability.

For Booking fees and other information click here.

Performance schedule

Monday - Saturday: 7:30pm
Wednesday & Saturday: 2:30pm

First midweek matinee: Wednesday 27 December 2023 2:30pm

First weekend matinee: Saturday 23 December 2023 2:30pm

Monday 18th December: 7:30pm
Tuesday 19th December: 7:30pm
Wednesday 20th December: 7.30pm
Thursday 21st December: 7:30pm
Friday 22nd December: 7:30pm
Saturday 23rd December: 2.30pm & 7:30pm
Sunday 24th December: No performances

Monday 25th December: No performances
Tuesday 26th December: No performances
Wednesday 27th December: 2:30pm & 7:30pm
Thursday 28th December: 2:30pm & 7:30pm
Friday 29th December: 7:30pm
Saturday 30th December: 2:30pm & 7:30pm
Sunday 31st December: No performances

Monday 1st January: 7:30pm
Tuesday 2nd January: 2:30pm & 7:30pm
Wednesday 3rd January: 2:30pm & 7:30pm
Thursday 4th January: 7:30pm
Friday 5th January: 7:30pm
Saturday 6th January: 2:30pm and 7:30pm

Show Running Time

1 hour and 55 minutes

Including an interval

Some Things You Need to Know

Age recommendation: 12+

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 3 will not be admitted. Latecomers may not be admitted until a suitable break but we cannot guarantee admittance into the performance.

You may not bring food or drink purchased elsewhere.

For full terms and conditions, please click here.


If you have access requirements, you can find information regarding accessibility at this theatre here.

The Unfriend Access Performance Dates

Audio Described Performance

Thursday 25 January 2024 at 7:30pm

Tour Tour to be confirmed.

Captioned Performance

Thursday 15 February 2024 at 7:30pm

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Groups (10+)

Bands A & B for £59.50, valid for Monday - Thursday performances.

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Champagne Package

Includes a Premium Seat, half a bottle of Champagne, a show programme, a souvenir brochure (where applicable) and a hospitality meet and greet service.

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VIP Package

Includes a Premium Seat, half a bottle of Champagne, a show programme, a souvenir brochure (where applicable), specially designated hospitality area, savoury canapés, your choice of drinks, and a theatre host.