Why See Unfortunate?
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!
Previews from: 8 December 2023
Opening night: 14 December 2023
You may be required to wear a mask during this performance. Please contact the venue directly for more information.
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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