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Steven Moffat's new play The Unfriend comes to Chichester Festival Theatre in May

The Unfriend (Amanda Abbington, Reece Shearsmith, Frances Barber) at CFT, Festival 2022. Photo by Seamus Ryan
The Unfriend (Amanda Abbington, Reece Shearsmith, Frances Barber) at CFT, Festival 2022. Photo by Seamus Ryan

Amanda Abbington, Frances Barber and Reece Shearsmith will star in Steven Moffat’s new play The Unfriend at Chichester Festival Theatre.

The piece has been confirmed to run from 21 to 9 July 2022 after originally being postponed in 2020 due to the pandemic.

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Mark Gatiss, who directs with design by Robert Jones, lighting by Mark Henderson, sound by Ella Wahlström and casting by Charlotte Sutton CDG.

After twenty years of marriage, Peter and Debbie 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. 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.

Back home, an email arrives from Elsa, followed by Elsa herself. And when Debbie googles their house guest and turns up some hair-raising evidence, their good nature is challenged as never before. What kind of danger have they allowed to take up residence in their spare room? And can they bring themselves to say anything about it? Sometimes, the truth is just too impolite.

The Unfriend takes a hugely entertaining and satirical look at middle-class England’s disastrous instinct always to appear nice. Manners can be murder.

Reece Shearsmith plays Peter, Amanda Abbington plays Debbie and Frances Barber as Elsa.

For tickets and more information, visit cft.org.uk


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