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Dante Place, 80 Newington Butts London, London SE11 4FL


Closed February 17, 2024

a fully-fledged, coherent musical, both enchanting and biliously funny


Why See Unfortunate?

MusicalsComedy TheatreLGBTQ

poor unfortunate souls

In every argument, both parties deserve to tell their side of the story; we're all human, after all. Or at least... half-Octopus, half-human...? Straight from hugely revered sold-out stints at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and elsewhere comes Unfortunate, the parody musical giving the Little Mermaid's antagonistic underwater witch, Ursula, the chance to tell the juicy gossip behind what actually went on beneath those ocean waves way back when!

The larger than life LGBTQ+ icon shares the inside scoop in this brilliant production directed by Robyn Grant, just as her Disney-villain peers Maleficent (Sleeping Beauty) and Cruella De Vil (101 Dalmations) got to give their two-cents their own recent movies. With book and lyrics by Grant and Daniel Foxx, music by Tim Gilvin and choreography by Melody Sinclair, don't miss this saucy, scandalous musical tell-all!

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Previews from: 8 December 2023

Opening night: 14 December 2023

Cast and Creative


Shawna Hamic as Ursula
River Medway as Ariel 
Thomas Lowe as Triton 
Allie Dart as Sebastian 
Jamie Mawson as Eric 
Julian Capolei as Grimsb

Corrina Buchan, Jack Gray, Jamie McKillop and Milly Willows


Direction, book and lyrics by Robyn Grant 
Music by Daniel Foxx 
Orchestration by Time Gilvin 
Casting by Sarah Leung CDG
Set, costume and puppet design by Abby Clarke
Choreography by Melody Sinclair
Musical direction and supervision by Arlene McNaught
Lighting design by Adam King
Sound design by Lucy Baker, Oscar Thompson and Will Thompson
Flying and effects by John Maddox for Suspended Illusions
Make-up design by Maya Lewis
Production management by Titch Gosling

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