The Unfriend' by Steven Moffatt. Show tickets and meet & greet
Steven Moffat’s critically acclaimed riotous dark comedy ‘The Unfriend’ is coming to the West End, for a limited run. We are thrilled to be able to offer two tickets for his play at London’s Criterion Theatre, followed by an amazing and not to be missed opportunity to meet Steven and members of the cast backstage after the show.
The Unfriend is directed by Mark Gatiss (in his directorial debut), and stars Amanda Abbington, Frances Barber and Reece Shearsmith. It premiered at the Chichester Festival Theatre in May 2022, and ‘shares the story of Debbie and Peter who, after twenty years of marriage, are enjoying a cruise as a break from their annoying teenagers. Peter can’t resist exchanging views on Donald Trump with an American fellow passenger and there’s something slightly unsettling about the eagerly friendly Elsa Jean Krakowski – but there’s no point in rocking the boat when you’re about to get off it’.
“Steven Moffat has skilfully crafted one of the funniest plays to be seen on stage in a very long time. In the comedic hands of director Mark Gatiss and a brilliant cast of perfectly timed and genuinely funny performers, this is pure comedy gold”.
Steven Moffat is an award-winning writer, whose hit television series include Doctor Who, Sherlock and Dracula – the latter two co-written with the actor and writer Mark Gatiss, who directs. Mark is also a member of the sketch comedy team The League of Gentlemen alongside Reece Shearsmith, who plays Peter. Reece’s recent work also includes Hangmen (Royal Court) and TV’s Inside No 9. Amanda Abbington, whose credits include TV’s Sherlock and Mr Selfridge, and The Son in the West End, appears as Debbie; and Frances Barber, is Elsa, her extensive screen work includes The Mezzotint, Silk and Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool.