Unfortunate artwork: Shawna Hamic dressed as Ursula the Sea Witch – purple skin, short white hair, dramatic blue/black eye makeup, red lipstick, black bustier, gleaming shell necklace. She is looking up and laughing. Tentacles coil around her. The background is purple and bubbly. Text reads: 'Unfortunate: The Untold Story of Ursula the Sea Witch - The Musical Parody'. Review quotes read: 5 stars, ‘Unstoppable, mesmerising genius’ Broadway Baby; 5 stars, ‘Laugh out loud funny’ Manchester Evening News.
Unfortunate Production Photo. Ursula sits in a pink spotlight wearing a scaly, black bustier with tentacles attached. She is surrounded by other performers in white shirts and black leather harness. All are singing.
Photo by Pamela Raith Photography
Unfortunate production photo. A moustachioed, brunette performer in knee-high purple boots, fishnet tights, and a shiny electric blue halter-neck dress does the splits on the floor. Other performers, wearing red life-jackets and black trousers, look on and gesture in celebration.
Photo by Pamela Raith Photography
Unfortunate production photo. A blue, nautical stage-set with stairs curving upwards either side of a circular doorway. A performer in a yellow hi-vis jacket and hat leaps into the air.
Photo by Pamela Raith Photography
Unfortunate production photo. A performer wearing a long red wig and a wedding dress sits in a wooden cart holding a bouquet, in front of a performer in a gold-trimmed white jacket and blue sash. Both smile while other performers wearing white shirts and black leather harnesses toss confetti over their heads.
Photo by Pamela Raith Photography
Unfortunate production photo. A moustachioed, brunette performer in knee-high purple boots, fishnet tights, and a shiny electric blue halter-neck dress raises one leg as if posing. Another performer, wearing a white shirt and open blue waistcoat sits on a staircase with their mouth a little open.
Photo by Pamela Raith Photography
Unfortunate production photo. Ursula (wearing glasses and a denim jacket) looks into the eyes of a man with shoulder-length blonde hair and a green varsity jacket, who is stroking her cheek. Both are singing.
Photo by Pamela Raith Photography

Unfortunate: The Untold Story of Ursula the Sea Witch

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Fresh from complete sell out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe and around the UK comes this critically acclaimed smash-hit parody musical. Starring Shawna Hamic (Orange is the New Black, 1776 on Broadway) as ‘Ursula’ and River Medway (RuPaul’s Drag Race UK) as ‘Ariel’, Unfortunate is coming to Exeter and things are gonna get wet!

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 take the plunge and dive into this year’s hottest night out.

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.

★★★★★
‘Unstoppable, mesmerising genius’
Broadway Baby

★★★★★
‘Damn near perfection’
Theatre Weekly


Access performances

Sat 8 June, 7.30pm
Sign Language Interpreted Performance

★★★★★

‘Triumphant… Ursula played to perfection by Shawna Hamic.”

The Stage

★★★★★

‘Raucous and delightfully crude… a show that will leave your cheeks aching from laughter.’

Attitude

★★★★★

‘Hilariously naughty’

The Upcoming

★★★★★

‘one of the funniest musicals we’ve ever seen. It is is outrageous, unapologetic and absolutely hilarious.’

West End Best Friend

★★★★

‘Ridiculously enjoyable… Nothing unfortunate here: this show has cult potential.’

The Times

★★★★

‘hugely funny, fresh and engaging’

The Telegraph

★★★★

‘a queer sensibility and lashings of glittery camp… both enchanting and biliously funny.’

WhatsOnStage

★★★★★

‘Laugh out loud funny’

Manchester Evening News

★★★★★

‘Does to The Little Mermaid what Wicked did for The Wizard of Oz’

Musical Theatre Musings

★★★★★

‘Our favourite Disney villain as you’ve never seen her before – but definitely wish you had’

Upstaged Manchester

★★★★

‘This sassy spectacle had us by the tentacles for the entirety of the show… rib-ticking and positively riotous’

Curtain Call Reviews

Ages 16+
This show contains strong language, partial nudity, scenes of a sexual nature and flashing lights.

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Saturday 8th Jun 2024
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