The Unfriend (West End)
Starts Dec 16 1h 55m
The Unfriend (West End)

The Unfriend (West End) London Reviews and Tickets

(77 Ratings)
Members say
Entertaining, Clever, Funny, Cliched, Delightful

About the Show

Lee Mack, Sarah Alexander & Frances Barber star in Steven Moffat's satirical play.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (77)

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51 Reviews | 1 Follower
Clever, Light, Dark, Hilarious, Delightful

See it if You enjoy dark comedy

Don't see it if You are offended by swearing Read more

129 Reviews | 3 Followers
An easy watch, Wonderful cast, Comedy

See it if you like comedy farce. Contains many funny sequences & character personalities we might identify with. The cast enhance this show.

Don't see it if light comedy farce is not your choice of theatre show.

54 Reviews | 2 Followers
Enchanting, Entertaining, Clever, Delightful, Funny

See it if You like farce comedy

Don't see it if You don't like farce comedy

59 Reviews | 1 Follower
Refreshing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You enjoy a comedy and/or Moffat and Gatiss' writing - they're a great team. Fantastic acting throughout also, keeps you guessing.

Don't see it if You can't appreciate dark humour or like fast paced action.

62 Reviews | 0 Followers
Quirky, Hilarious, Dated, Funny, Cliched

See it if You like a farce (Alan Ayckbourn style). Or are a fan of the lead performers/writer.

Don't see it if You’re easily offended.

78 Reviews | 5 Followers
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.

118 Reviews | 12 Followers
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

161 Reviews | 27 Followers
Dated, Uninspiring

See it if you enjoy quite slow and dated sitcoms. Can’t fault the set or the cast but the script and jokes never escaped the doldrums of mediocrity.

Don't see it if you’re not interested in this style of comedy. Read more

Critic Reviews (9)

The London Evening Standard
January 20th, 2023
For a previous production

“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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Time Out London
January 20th, 2023
For a previous production

"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 Telegraph (UK)
January 20th, 2023
For a previous production

“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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January 20th, 2023
For a previous production

"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
For a previous production

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

“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
For a previous production

“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
For a previous production

“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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