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Unfortunate – The Untold Story Of Ursula The Sea Witch

23 April to 27 April

Beaumont Street
Oxford, OX1 2LW United Kingdom
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Unfortunate - The Untold Story of Ursula the Sea Witch
Unfortunate – The Untold Story of Ursula the Sea Witch

About Unfortunate – The Untold Story of Ursula the Sea Witch

Starring Shawna Hamic (Orange is the New Black) and River Medway (RuPaul’s Drag Race UK)

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 Oxford Playhouse 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.


From £14.00

Please see important booking information below.

Booking information

Dates & Times:
Tuesday 23 April at 7.30pm
Wednesday 24 April at 7.30pm
Thursday 25 April at 7.30pm
Friday 26 April at 4.00pm and 8.00pm
Saturday 27 April at 2.30pm and 7.30pm

Age guidance: 16+

This production contains strong language, partial nudity, scenes of a sexual nature and flashing lights.

135 minutes, including an interval.


★★★★★ “Triumphant”

The Stage

★★★★★ “One of the funniest musicals we’ve ever seen. It is is outrageous, unapologetic and absolutely hilarious”

West End Best Friend

★★★★ “Hugely funny, fresh and engaging”

The Telegraph

★★★★ “Both enchanting and biliously funny”


About Oxford Playhouse

Oxford Playhouse and its Burton Taylor Studio present and produce several live performances and feature a rich array of British and international dramas, family entertainment, contemporary dance and music, student and amateur shows, comedy, lectures and poetry.

The Playhouse not only produces and tours its own theatrical productions, but it also fosters creativity through its Artists in Residence program and the Playhouse Plays Out series, which brings unique events to various locations across the county.

The theatre’s Participation Team engages over 15,000 individuals annually, offering an extensive range of activities, including post-show discussions, workshops, work experience opportunities, holiday programs, a youth theatre, and a company for young performers.

Oxford Playhouse stands dedicated to its mission of being a Playhouse for all, striving to ignite inspiration and bring about transformative experiences through its commitment to creativity on its stages, within its community and online.

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