Darling It's Better
The Little Mermaid. The adult version. On stage.
When word counts are tight, long-winded names are a writer's worst enemy. Take one helluva bow then, Unfortunate: The Untold Story of Ursula the Sea Witch — A Musical Parody. And you can stick that in your Christmas charades ammo box. Coming to the Hippodrome and from here on abbreviated simply to Unfortunate, the adult retooling of The Little Mermaid tore up the stage at the Edinburgh Fringe. Placing the spotlight on the eight-legged antagonist Ursula, it does to the kid-friendly Disney classic, what Avenue Q did to The Muppets. And where your work Christmas drinks are going to be the usual train-wreck of regret, this one is teed up perfectly for a night with your actual chums. There's a par-tay night on December 19, which includes your ticket, a drink, two-course meal and Drag-Queen-DJ-after-party. Tickets (£60)
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