Experience the eagerly awaited revival of The Unfriend, now showing in London’s vibrant West End at Wyndham’s Theatre. This limited run production, starting on December 16th, boasts an impressive cast that includes the celebrated BAFTA Award-winning comedian Lee Mack, alongside the talented Sarah Alexander and the incomparable Frances Barber. Prepare to be captivated by Barber’s captivating performance that engages and delights theatergoers.
During their idyllic vacation, Peter and Debbie cross paths with Elsa, a vibrant widow from Denver, USA. Despite their contrasting personalities, Elsa’s magnetic charm captivates the couple, forging a deep connection. They make heartfelt promises to keep in touch and nurture the bond that blossomed during their getaway. Unfortunately, as with holiday acquaintances, those promises go unfulfilled, and the trio loses contact.
Months later, Elsa shows up unexpectedly at Peter and Debbie’s house. This surprises them because they can’t remember much about their new friend. When they try to contact her, they uncover a startling revelation: Elsa Jean Krakowski, the seemingly charming widow, may not be who she claims to be. As the truth about Elsa’s identity unravels, the couple realizes that they’ve unwittingly become entangled in a dangerous web of secrets, deception, and potentially even murder.
The Unfriend is an engaging play that delves into the challenges of modern society, where the distinction between friend and foe is often unclear, and boundaries are easily disregarded. This captivating production combines physical comedy with intellectual wit, skillfully written by Steven Moffat and directed by Mark Gatiss, the creative mind behind BBC’s critically acclaimed Sherlock. Join us as we witness Peter and Debbie’s heroic struggle to safeguard their loved ones while maintaining a sense of courtesy amidst an unknown assailant notorious for violence. Experience this unforgettable theatrical performance at the renowned Wyndham’s Theatre.