‘A true delight’: Unfortunate: The Untold Story of Ursula the Sea Witch – Edinburgh Fringe

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Underbelly Bristo Square, Ermintrude, Edinburgh – until 26 August 2019

What Is It? Fat Rascal brings its usual comedic flair to this brilliant musical parody that exposes the untold truth of Ursula The Sea Witch of The Little Mermaid fame.

What Is It All About? Fat Rascal is fast becoming one of the biggest musical comedy companies in the UK. So it is no surprise that Unfortunate is one of its best shows yet. Robyn Grant absolutely outdoes herself in the title role, belting out this show’s brilliant score.

The story is the one we already know, but slightly different. Once a suitor for Prince Triton, Ursula was falsely accused of an evil doing, and was banished from the Kingdom of Atlantica. But, 20 years on the kingdom is danger, and Ursula is the only one who can save them.

How Did It Make Me Feel? Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant. Katie Wells is hilarious as the loud mouthed, bubble brained Ariel, as is Steffan Rizzi as King Triton and the erratic Scuttle. The music is not quite Disney (but sort of is) which is a total credit to James Ringer-Beck (composer), Daniel Foxx (writer/lyricist) and Grant herself.

The powerhouse that is Allie Munro also delights as the Irish talking crab Sebastian, and Jamie Mawson is thoroughly strange as the flute playing Prince Erik. A contained set and use of bright coloured puppets just reiterates the talent of the company and will keep the already huge fan base happy as well as new fans coming back. Anything Else? Fat Rascal does it again. This show is a true delight!! Amy x

Unfortunate: The Untold Story of Ursula the Sea Witch is playing at Underbelly Bristo Square, Ermintrude until the 26th August 2019. If you like my reviews and want to support this blog feel free to buy me a virtual coffee here!

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Amy Toledano is a passionate and avid advocate of new writing and theatre in the UK and abroad. Writing her first play Submit/Us, in 2017, Amy has gone on to write poetry for online magazine Fearless Femme, as well as writing for The Plays the Thing blog for fellow MyTheatreMate Laura Kressly. She started her own site www.withinherwords.co.uk in 2018. Alongside this, Amy is a performer herself and has appeared in shows at the Tristan Bates and the Bread & Roses Theatres, and continues to create and promote exciting new work.
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Amy Toledano is a passionate and avid advocate of new writing and theatre in the UK and abroad. Writing her first play Submit/Us, in 2017, Amy has gone on to write poetry for online magazine Fearless Femme, as well as writing for The Plays the Thing blog for fellow MyTheatreMate Laura Kressly. She started her own site www.withinherwords.co.uk in 2018. Alongside this, Amy is a performer herself and has appeared in shows at the Tristan Bates and the Bread & Roses Theatres, and continues to create and promote exciting new work.

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