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Wildpark Entertainment, Runaway Entertainment, The Vaults and Dianne Roberts present

Unfortunate

The Untold Story of Ursula the Sea Witch
A musical parody

Book & Lyrics by Robyn Grant & Daniel Foxx
Music by Tim Gilvin
8 Dec 2023 - 17 Feb 2024

Ticket Prices:
From £25 | £16 Previews

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 Southwark Playhouse Elephant 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

★★★★★ “Laugh out loud funny” Manchester Evening News

★★★★★ “Our favourite Disney villain as you’ve never seen her before – but definitely wish you had!” Upstaged Manchester

★★★★★ “Does to The Little Mermaid what Wicked did to The Wizard of Oz Musical Theatre Musings

Details

Theatre: Main Space

Mon-Wed: 7.45pm

Thurs & Sat: 2.30pm & 7.45pm

Fri: 3pm & 7.45pm.

Matinee days alternate weekly – click “Book Now” for full schedule.

Running Time: 155 mins including interval.

This production contains strong language, partial nudity, adult references, scenes of a sexual nature, flashing lights, haze, and loud noises.

OFFICIAL TRAILER

Photography

PRODUCTION SHOTS
PHOTOGRAPHY BY Pamela Raith

The Company

Shawna Hamic
CAST
River Medway
CAST
Thomas Lowe
CAST
Allie Dart
CAST
Jamie Mawson
CAST
Julian Capolei
CAST
Corrina Buchan
CAST
JACK GRAY
CAST
Jamie McKillop
CAST
Milly Willows
CAST
Robyn Grant & Daniel Foxx
BOOK & LYRICS
Tim Gilvin
MUSIC
Robyn Grant
DIRECTOR
Abby Clarke
SET, COSTUME & PUPPET DESIGNER
Melody Sinclair
CHOREOGRAPHER
Tim Gilvin
ORCHESTRATIONS & ARRANGEMENTS
Nikki Davison and Joe Davison for Auburn Jam
ADDITIONAL ORCHESTRATIONS & MUSIC PRODUCTION
Arlene McNaught
MUSICAL DIRECTOR AND SUPERVISOR
Rachel Murphy
ASSOCIATE MUSICAL DIRECTOR
Adam King
LIGHTING DESIGNER
Lucy Baker-Swinburn, Oscar Thompson and Will Thompson
SOUND DESIGN
John Maddox for Suspended Illusions
FLYING
Belinda Clarke
GENERAL MANAGER
Titch Gosling
PRODUCTION MANAGER
Sarah Leung CDG
CASTING DIRECTOR
Maya Lewis and Christina Semertzaki
MAKE-UP DESIGNER
Claire Llewellyn for RC-Annie
INTIMACY AND FIGHT COORDINATOR
Salvatore Sorce
VOCAL COACH
Matthew Ives
SWING CONSULTANT
Aled Williams
PUPPET BUILDS
Stephenson Ardern-Sodje
ASSISTANT DIRECTION
Sian Clare
COSTUME SUPERVISION
Freya Espie
PROPS SUPERVISOR
April Johnston
COMPANY STAGE MANAGER
Bernice Rayner
DEPUTY STAGE MANAGER
Declan Smith
ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER
Kirsty Hale
HEAD OF WARDROBE
Christina Semertzaki
HEAD OF WIGS, HAIR AND MAKE-UP
Merlin de Charon de Saint Germain
SOUND NO. 2
Arlene McNaught
KEYS
Dejeanté Hinks
GUITAR
Becky Slater
DRUMS
Helen Snell Ltd.
MARKETING
Distrikt Communications
PRESS
Laura Elmes
PRODUCER
Wildpark Entertainment
PRODUCER
The Vaults
CO-PRODUCER
Dianne Roberts
CO-PRODUCER

Group Booking

Southwark Playhouse has a group booking rate of one free ticket in every 10 booked at the same time, and this discount may be combined with applicable concessions (i.e. student rate) where available. These can be booked by contacting the box office either by phoning us at 020 7407 0234, or filling in the below form.

Tickets may be reserved for two weeks without payment, and we can send an invoice which can be settled via a card payment, bank transfer, or cheque.

Once an enquiry form has been submitted the box office team will be in touch to confirm and invoice within 1-2 working days. If you have any questions please contact boxoffice@southwarkplayhouse.co.uk.

Submit a Group Booking Enquiry

How to find us

Southwark Playhouse Elephant
1 Dante Place
London SE11 4RX

Closest Tube Station:
Elephant & Castle (Northern Line & Bakerloo Line)
Take the Shopping Centre exit.

Click link below for directions:
https://w3w.co/ripe.award.upset

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Opening Hours

Monday 5.30pm to 11pm
Tuesday 1pm to 11pm
Wednesday 5.30pm to 11pm
Thursday 5.30pm to 11pm
Friday 5.30pm to 11pm
Saturday 1pm to 11pm
Sundays 5pm to 11pm if we have a show on.

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It’s been a difficult few years and things don’t seem to be letting up anytime soon. 

Southwark Playhouse is a registered charity that delivers a year-round programme of entertaining and enriching work yet receives no regular funding.

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