Three former Doctor Who Doctor actors and a host of other big name stars came together in London on Thursday at the Criterion Theatre for the press night of Steven Moffat’s West End play, The Unfriend.
David Tennant, who played the Tenth Doctor and will play the Fourteenth Doctor in the upcoming 60th anniversary specials of Doctor Who, was joined at the starry event by Peter Davison, Tennant’s father-in-law and the actor who played the Fifth Doctor as well as Peter Capaldi, the actor who played the Twelfth Doctor in the show.
And as if the Doctor Who reunion couldn’t get any bigger, they were all there to see Steven Moffat’s – the former showrunner of Doctor Who -West End play, The Unfriend. What is more, there were further Doctor Who alumni at the event to celebrate the press screening for the show that will run in London until April including Meera Syal, Reece Shearsmith and Sheila Hancock.
The official Twitter account of the play shared a video of some of the stars including David Tennant as they arrived on a chilly evening in London to see the play, which is directed by yet another Doctor Who connection, Mark Gatiss, the co-creator of Sherlock alongside Moffat as well as an actor and writer in Doctor Who.
The Unfriend is described as a “riotous dark comedy and stars Reece Shearsmith (Inside No. 9), Amanda Abbington (Sherlock) and Frances Barber (Silk).
The official synopsis for the play reads: “While on holiday Peter and Debbie befriend Elsa: a lusty, Trump-loving widow from Denver, USA. She’s less than woke but kind of wonderful. They agree to stay in touch – because no one ever really does, do they?
When Elsa invites herself to stay a few months later, they decide to look her up online. Too late, they learn the truth about Elsa Jean Krakowski. Deadly danger has just boarded a flight to London! What began as a casual holiday friendship is now a threat to the lives of their children.
Peter and Debbie now face the ultimate challenge of the modern world – how do you protect all that you love from mortal peril without seeming a bit impolite?
Because guess who’s coming… to MURDER.”
The play also stars Michael Simkins, Marcus Onilude, Gabriel Howell, and Maddie Holliday. It is designed by Robert Jones, with lighting by Mark Henderson, sound by Ella Wahlström, video design by Andrzej Goulding and casting by Charlotte Sutton CDG.