Things are gonna get wet as critically acclaimed hit parody musical Unfortunate: The Untold Story of Ursula the Sea Witch will return to The Lowry, Salford early next year. It’s time everyone’s favourite Disney Diva Ursula took matters into her own tentacles by giving 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 in to this year’s hottest night out. Cruella told her side, and Maleficent’s had her moment. Now the legendary queer queen Ursula is ready to spill, in this tell-all tale of sex, sorcery and suckers.
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’s clever. 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-white skin. 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 over your body, and don’t be afraid to be a little bit nasty.
Unfortunate: The Untold Story of Ursula the Sea Witch will be directed by Robyn Grant and features a cast direct from the Edinburgh Fringe and around the UK including Elliotte Williams- N’Dure in the title role of Ursula. Elliotte Williams- N’Dure is joined by Miracle Chance as Ariel, Jack Gray as Scuttle, Jamie Mawson as Eric, Allie Dart as Sebastian and George Whitty as Triton.
Robyn Grant, writer of the book and lyrics and director, said: “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: The Untold Story of Ursula the Sea Witch will run at The Lowry from Thursday 22 February to Saturday 2 March 2024. Book tickets here.