Unfortunate: The Untold Story of Ursula The Sea Witch

Unfortunate: The Untold Story of Ursula The Sea Witch


Disney villain. Octo-woman. Plus-size icon Presented byFat Rascal Theatre and Wildpark Entertainment Book and Lyrics by Robyn Grant & Daniel Foxx andMusic byTim Gilvin

Things are gonna get wet…! As critically acclaimed hit parody musical Unfortunate: The Untold Story of Ursula the Sea Witch will visit Northern Stage from 20-24 September.

Join everyone’s favourite Disney Diva, Ursula, as she gives her take on what really happened all those years ago under the sea. With an original hot pop soundtrack and trademark filthy humour, it’s time to takethe plunge and diveintothis year’s hottest night out.

When Disney released ‘The Little Mermaid’ in 1989, they had no idea they were giving birth to an icon. Ursula the Sea Witch quickly took her place as the queen of Disney villains: a pop culture legend and a feminist badass. She’s loud. She’sclever. She’s a ruthless businesswoman, and oh boy is she sexy. Sexy, and unapologetically fat. She’s not defined by slipper-sized feet, or enchanted blonde hair, or snow-whiteskin. Ursula is plump, purple and proud.

For the LGBTQ+ community stands Ursula, defiant against her creator and with a message for all us ‘poor unfortunate souls’: ”love the skin you’re in, value your voice overyour body, and don’t be afraid to be a little bit nasty”.

Who better to take us on a scorching trip through the problematic minefield that is Disney? Fresh from sell out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe and around the UK the cast of ‘Unfortunate’ will be led by Elliotte Williams-N’Dure (Sylvia, The Old Vic. Jesus Christ Super Star, Regents Park. Hairspray, UkTour) in the title role of Ursula along with Miracle Chance (Be More Chill, Shaftesbury Theatre & The OtherPalace. The Rocky Horror Show, UK Tour. The Wedding Singer, UK Tour) as Ariel, Jack Gray (Badgers Can’t Be Friends, Southwark Playhouse & Kings Head Theatre. Anticlimax. Theatre 503) as Scuttle, Jamie Mawson (Vulvarine: A New Musical. King’s Head Theatre & UK Tour Beauty & the Beast-A musical Parody) as Eric, Allie Dart (Vulvarine: A New Musical. King’s Head Theatre & UK Tour. Buzz: A New Musical, Pleasance. Waiter! There’s a murder in my Soup!, Troubadour Wembley Park) as Sebastian and George Whitty (Hello Again, The New UnionTheatre) as Triton.

Robyn Grant–Writer of the Book and Lyrics and Director said:

“We’re beyond thrilled to be making our return this Summer, after spending the last two years upscaling the design, expanding the show into its twofast paced and electric acts, finding our wildly talented new cast and dreaming up what we know this showhas the potential to be.

‘Unfortunate’ is brimming with the passion and persistence of a magnificent team of individuals fully committed to our vision of pure silliness, eccentricity and joy. Ursula’s lair is finally ready to welcome you back and brimming with surprises, we just need our final ingredient… you!”

Unfortunate is produced by Wildpark Entertainment and Fat Rascal Theatre.The London premiere is produced in association with Underbelly. Book and Lyrics are by Robyn Grantand Daniel Foxxwith Music, arrangements & orchestrations by Tim GilvinIt will be directed by Robyn Grant with Choreography by Melody Sinclair, Musical Direction by Arlene McNaught, Associate Musical Direction by Amelia Davies, Set Design by Abby Clarke, Costume Design by Cory Shipp, Sound Design by Dominic Cusack and Joe Cusack, Lighting Design by Douglas Kuhrt, Puppet Design by Abby Clarke and Hugh Purves, Make Up Design by Maya Lewis, Costume Supervision by Sian Clare and Additional Casting by Pearson Casting.

★★★★★“Damn near perfection”–Theatre Weekly★★★★★“A must see–ready for the West End”–Fringe Review★★★★★“Does to The Little Mermaid what Wicked did to The Wizard of Oz”–Musical Theatre Musings

Cruella told her side, and Maleficent’s had her moment. Now the legendary queer queen is ready to spill, in this tell-all tale of sex, sorcery and suckers.

Tickets are on sale now from £10 at www.northernstage.co.uk

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