The Unfriend (West End)
Ends Apr 2023 1h 55m
The Unfriend (West End)
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The Unfriend (West End) London Reviews and Tickets

78%
(11 Reviews)
Positive
73%
Mixed
18%
Negative
9%
Members say
Entertaining, Funny, Cliched, Hilarious, Quirky

About the Show

Amanda Abbington, Reece Shearsmith & Frances Barber star in Steven Moffat's satirical play.

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Member Reviews (11)

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90 Reviews | 3 Followers
60
Quirky, Mediocre, Clever premise, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if you are a fan of cast/creatives or if you want an evening of silly laughs over ridiculous plot and cringy dialogue without needing to think.

Don't see it if you like a clever comedy, a truly farcical farce, a believable plot; if you don't find toing and froing full of angst funny, youll hate this Read more

27 Reviews | 2 Followers
68
Predictable, Quirky, Masterful, Funny

See it if You like comedy and/or the writer. You wouldn't be disappointed.

Don't see it if You don't like this writer's sense of humour.

12 Reviews | 0 Followers
85
Entertaining

See it if Great ensemble piece, Frances Barber in a stand out performance

Don't see it if Storyline is a little weak and some of the humour might not be for everyone

10 Reviews | 0 Followers
95
Quirky, Great writing, Hilarious, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You love comedy. Was fast paced and hilarious, similar to Fawlty Towers

Don't see it if You don’t like farcical scripts

8 Reviews | 0 Followers
100
Hilarious, Great writing, Funny, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Youre a fan of farce, a mystery or the creative team. Perfectly written, great pacing with outstanding performances from all involved!

Don't see it if Not for children, adult language and themes (couple of S and F words as well as themes of murder and death)

2 Reviews | 0 Followers
90
Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if Good entertainment

Don't see it if Nothing

1 Review | 0 Followers
30
Overrated, Dated, Cliched

See it if You like 1990's British sitcoms

Don't see it if You want to laugh

1 Review | 0 Followers
71
Absorbing, Dated, Entertaining, Cliched

See it if Want a good sit-com about sub-urban married life

Don't see it if You think young people are intelligent or will baulk at sit-com cliche about marriage, old people, young people, suburbia

Critic Reviews (9)

Time Out London
January 20th, 2023

"Unfortunately, it’s not very good, with a half-baked script from Moffat dragged down by surprisingly starchy direction from Gatiss."
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The London Evening Standard
January 20th, 2023

“This love-in of starry small screen creatives fills a hole in the West End as a much-needed, riotous bit of fun.”
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The Telegraph (UK)
January 20th, 2023

“At a time when nuance seems doomed, what a glorious breath of fresh air to see the lightest-touch dramatic argument posit that people can be, yes, both terrible and wonderful.”
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WhatsOnStage
January 20th, 2023

"Under its comic surface, 'The Unfriend' does in fact have quite a few darker themes, not least how little we know about the people we meet, and the methods by which we judge them."
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London Theatre
January 20th, 2023

“...’The Unfriend’ keeps you mirthfully on edge up to the final curtain. ”
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The Times (UK)
January 20th, 2023

“It’s hard to pick too many faults when the smart observations about family life keep coming, lovingly sheathed in the plot twists of broad comedy.”
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The Stage (UK)
January 20th, 2023

“The script is undeniably funny. Packed with pithy one-liners, the show gains momentum after a slow start, ratcheting up the cringe factor with every new revelation.”
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Theatre Weekly (UK)
January 19th, 2023

“The Unfriend is a far-fetched comedy farce that showcases some incredible talent, on stage and off, it is one of those easy-going comedies that won’t fail to entertain, and might just make you think twice about who you befriend on your next vacation”
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