London Theatre TicketsPlaysThe Unfriend - Tickets
4.45(53 Ratings)
Lukas Benjamin TscherpelUnited kingdoms
Brilliant play with great actors and a really funny story! Tons of laughs 😂👌🏽 Also a very nice theater experience as well! Till Denver!

The Unfriend

1 hour 55 minutes (including interval)
Until 9 maart 2024
Suitable for 14+

Why watch The Unfriend?

  • Enjoy Steven Moffat's thrilling story, 'The Unfriend' at the Criterion Theatre, London.
  • Watch this play, which is a hilarious and satirical look at middle-class England's need to appear well-mannered at all costs.
  • Watch the production to see the story of what began as an innocent holiday encounter turning into a cat-and-mouse game.
  • To see this dark and mysterious comedy, purchase The Unfriend play London tickets.

Steven Moffat's The Unfriend is the hot new show coming to the Criterion Theatre in London. The show is about a vacationing couple, Pete and Debbie, who cross paths on a cruise with Elsa, a widow from the USA. Pete and Debbie return home, and out of the blue, Elsa, a Trump supporter, lands for a visit.

The Unfriend takes a look at middle-class England’s calamitous instinct for always appearing polite. Buy The Unfriend play London tickets to see if Pete and Debbie can bring themselves to say anything about their unwanted visitor.

The award-winning writer Steven Moffat has written this dark comedy. It is directed by Mark Gatiss, designed by Robert Jones, and the lighting is by Mark Henderson. The star cast includes Reece Shearsmith, Amanda Abbington, and Frances Barber.


In celebration of their twentieth wedding anniversary, Peter and Debbie are on a cruise—a break from their annoying teenagers. They make friends with another passenger, Elsa Jean Krakowski, a quirky American who likes Donald Trump.

Back home from their vacation, Elsa unexpectedly appears on Peter and Debbie's doorstep. Peter and Debbie’s good nature is tested when they look up their house guest online and find some startling evidence. What sort of danger have they put themselves in? Will they be able to speak up about it? To protect themselves and their children, will they be able to leave their polite manners, even in the face of murder? To find out what happens in this gripping comedy, buy The Unfriend play London tickets at the Criterion Theatre.

Show timings

  • Mon, Tue, Fri: 7:30pm
  • Wed, Thu, Sat: 2:30pm & 7:30pm

Cast & crew

  • Leading Roles: Lee Mack as Pete, Sarah Alexandra as Debbie, Frances Barber as Elsa
  • Written: Steven Moffat
  • Direction: Mark Gatiss

Note: Producers can not guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to illness and holidays.

Age & content guide

  • The show is for 14+.
  • Please keep in mind that theatre does not have an age classification organization. This means that all age recommendations are subjective. Please use your judgment while purchasing tickets for any show.

Wyndham’s TheatreRead more

The Wyndham's Theatre is one of the most iconic West End theatres that were founded by actor/manager Charles Wyndham. W. G. R. Sprague, who also designed six other London theatres between 1898 and 1916, created the Charing Cross Road-based structure in the City of Westminster. In September 1960, English Heritage added the theatre to its list of Grade II* buildings.

Seating Capacity: 750

Wyndham's Theatre Seating Plan will help you find the best seats in the theatre.

Getting there

Address: Charing Cross Rd, London WC2H 0DA, United Kingdom

Tube: The nearest tube station is Leicester Square

Bus: Buses servicing the area include 3, 6, 9, 11, 12, 23, 24, 87, 88, 91, 139, and 453

Facilities & accessibility

Available Facilities: Bar, Cloakroom, Toilets

Accessibility: Accessible Toilets, Assistance Dogs Allowed, Wheelchair Spaces Available, Access Performances, Hearing & Visual Assistance

Additional information

Security: Please be aware that for your comfort and security all audience members will be subject to security checks upon arrival at the Criterion Theatre.

Dress Code: Smart and casual wear or semi-formals are recommended. Keep in mind, that most London theatres are air-conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

Outside Food: Outside food is strictly prohibited inside this venue.

Tickets redemption

  • E-tickets will be provided when you check in online.
  • You will receive an email confirmation with your Frozen musical voucher instantly.
  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID. A physical printout is not necessary.

Cancellation & refunds

  • Tickets cannot be refunded, amended, or rescheduled.

Ratings & reviews

53 Ratings

Frequently asked questions about The Unfriend

How can I buy The Unfriend play London tickets at West End?

Buy your The Unfriend tickets online for a hassle-free and convenient experience that ensures the best deals and discounts.

How much do The Unfriend play London tickets cost?

The cost of The Unfriend tickets will vary depending on the type of seats you choose.

How can I buy cheap or discount The Unfriend play London tickets on West End?

The best way to buy cheap or discounted The Unfriend play London tickets is to book them online as you will often come across attractive discounts. Book The Unfriend play London tickets in advance as they tend to get more expensive closer to the show date.

How can I buy last-minute The Unfriend play London tickets?

You can easily buy last-minute The Unfriend tickets online. You can even visit the TKTS booth at Leicester Square to procure cheap and last-minute The Unfriend tickets. However, the only way to purchase The Unfriend play London tickets at the TKTS booth is in person so be prepared for long queues.

Is there a possibility that I will get partial view seating if I purchase discounted The Unfriend play London tickets?

Booking The Unfriend tickets online will give you the opportunity to select your specific seats, thus, ensuring you do not get stuck with partial view seating. But if you try your luck with lottery tickets, or purchase day seats, your seats will be allocated at the discretion of the Box Office, which can potentially mean partial view seating or split seats.

What is the opening date for The Unfriend?

The Unfriend opens on 15 January 2023 at Wyndham's Theatre.

What age is The Unfriend appropriate for?

The Unfriend does not have a strict age limit. However, it is most suitable for children of 14 and above.

Where is The Unfriend play London tickets?

The Unfriend is playing at Wyndham's Theatre in London and opens on 15 January 2023.

Do I need to purchase a The Unfriend ticket for my child?

If your child is above the age of 5, you do need to purchase a The Unfriend ticket for your child.

Are there discounted The Unfriend play London tickets available for kids?

Generally, children above 5 years are expected to pay full price for a London theatre ticket. However, Kids Week, which is an annual event during the summer, lets you purchase theatre tickets for children under 16 at half price as long as they are accompanied by two adults.

How long does The Unfriend run for?

The running time of The Unfriend is 1 hour 55 minutes with intermissions.

What is The Unfriend about?

The Unfriend is about a couple, Peter and Debbie, and their two teenage daughters who bring about a satirical look at middle-class England's need to impress.

Who are the main stars of The Unfriend?

The main stars of The Unfriend are Reece Shearsmith, Amanda Abbington, and Frances Barber.

What is the dress code while attending The Unfriend?

There is no specific dress code at West End. However, it is prudent to dress in semi-formal or smart casuals and something comfortable. Carry a light sweater or a jacket as the theatre can get a bit chilly.

Is outside food allowed while attending The Unfriend?

No, outside food is not allowed while attending The Unfriend. Most theatres do have a cafeteria or bar inside the premises where you can get snacks and drinks.

What are the facilities available at Wyndham's Theatre?

Wyndham's Theatre has multiple facilities including a bar, cloakroom, and toilets available for the audiences during The Old Man & The Pool.

Can I take pictures or videos of The Unfriend inside the theatre?

Photography, videography, and sound recording are prohibited inside the theatre. Some theatres do have a souvenir shop from where you can purchase pictures of stills of the show.