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Unfortunate: The Untold Story of Ursula the Sea Witch coming to north-east theatre

By Kyle Ritchie

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Critically acclaimed musical parody Unfortunate: The Untold Story of Ursula the Sea Witch is coming to the north-east.

With an original hot pop soundtrack and trademark filthy humour, the show follows Disney diva Ursula as she gives her take on what really happened all those years ago under the sea.

It will be performed at His Majesty's Theatre from Tuesday, March 12 until Saturday, March 16. For tickets visit www.aberdeenperformingarts.com

Unfortunate: The Untold Story of Ursula the Sea Witch is coming to Aberdeen.
Unfortunate: The Untold Story of Ursula the Sea Witch is coming to Aberdeen.

Unfortunate tours off the back of a phenomenal 10-week London run, with rave reviews and six Off West End Theatre Award nominations – one of the highest for any show in the past year.

Shawna Hamic (Orange is the New Black, 1776 on Broadway) leads the cast as Ursula, opposite Ru Paul’s Drag Race UK star River Medway as Ariel.

They are joined by Thomas Lowe (Triton), Allie Dart (Sebastian), Jamie Mawson (Eric), Julian Capolei (Grimsby) and Corrina Buchan, Jack Gray, Jamie McKillop and Milly Willows in the ensemble. Casting is by Sarah Leung CDG.

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The smash-hit show is written by Robyn Grant (who also directs) and Daniel Foxx, with music, arrangements and orchestrations by Tim Gilvin.

The musical features set, costume and puppet design by Abby Clarke, choreography by Melody Sinclair, additional orchestrations and music production by Nikki Davison and Joe Davison for Auburn Jam, musical supervision and direction by Arlene McNaught, associate musical supervision by Rachel Murphy, lighting design by Adam King, content sound design by Lucy Baker-Swinburn, system sound design by Oscar Thompson and Will Thompson, flying and effects by John Maddox for Suspended Illusions, make-up design by Maya Lewis and Christina Semertzaki, intimacy and fight direction by Claire Llewellyn for RC-Annie, production management by Titch Gosling, assistant direction by Stephenson Ardern-Sodje and Eliza Beth Stephens, costume supervision by Sian Clare, prop supervision by Freya Espie and puppets built by Aled Williams. The band is completed by Dejeanté Hinks on guitar and Becky Slater on drums.

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