The Unfriend (London, Wyndham's Theatre, 2023) | Playbill

The Unfriend



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?

Directed by Mark Gatiss
Design by Robert Jones
Lighting Design by Mark Henderson
Sound Design and Music by Ella Wahlström
Video Design and Animation by Andrzej Goulding

Cast Includes Lee Mack, Sarah Alexander, Frances Barber, Nick Sampson, Muzz Khan, Maddie Holliday, Jem Matthews, Christopher Jordan, Cathy Walker, Charlie Richards, Poppy Shepherd

  • Running Time: 1 hour 55 minutes, including interval
  • playwright: Steven Moffat

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