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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 suddenly 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.
Age restrictionThe age guidance is 14+
Running time1 hour 55 minutes (including interval)
Performance dates15 January - 16 April 2023
AccessCaptioned performance: 8 March at 7.30pm, BSL Interpreted performance : 18 March at 2.30pm, Audio Described performance: 1 April at 2.30pm
Venue InformationCriterion Theatre218-223 Piccadilly, St. James's, London, W1V 9LB
Group PricingSpecial pricing for groups of 8 or moreCheck our group prices and save!
'★★★★ ‘Comic magic. An impeccable production’ ‘A joyously funny play from Sherlock’s Steven Moffat’ '
'★★★★ ‘Team Sherlock have reunited for] A viciously funny and dark comedy with a top-notch cast' '
'★★★★ ‘Two hours of undiluted escapism – it’s heavenly! A rollicking night out’ '
'★★★★ ‘A riotous bit of fun’ '