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UNSW MTS Presents: Twisted: The Untold Story of a Royal Vizier

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We all know how Disney stories go: there's a struggle between good and evil, and inevitably, goodness (and beauty) prevails.  But have you ever thought that these stories may have been... Twisted?  

Reimagining the story of Aladdin from the perspective of it's original villain, Ja'Far, this StarKid production celebrates and lovingly pokes fun at the stories we heard in childhood.  

Long ago in a Magic Kingdom, one misunderstood Royal Vizier named Ja'Far goes on a quest to save his city from its bumbling sultan, an invading prince, and the most notorious thief to ever live.  With the help of the Kingdom's free-spirited, teenage Princess, the Vizier must find a magical lamp containing a wish-granting Djinn (who's really funny, by the way) and defeat the city's most-wanted criminal... Aladdin! 

Audiences are advised that this show contains coarse language.


Studio One, UNSW


6th July - 10th July 2022

Wednesday - Saturday 7:30pm

Saturday Matinee 2pm

Sunday 5pm

𝗣𝗥𝗜𝗖𝗜𝗡𝗚: (excluding booking fee)

MTS Member: $25

Arc Member: $28

Student/Concession: $30

General Admission: $35

Twisted: The Untold Story of a Royal Vizier

Music by A.J. Holmes

Lyrics by Kaley McMahon

Book by Matt Lang, Nick Lang, & Eric Kahn Gale

Arrangements by Justin Fischer

Orchestrations by Andrew Fox


Ja'Far: Tavis Bancroft

Aladdin: Luke Baweja 

Princess: Sophie Takatsuka

Prince Achmed: Paul Escorrido

Sherrazade: Tamsyn Navra

Djinn, Puppeteer, Ensemble: Annie Walker

Cheerful Woman, Ensemble: Caitlyn Bateman

Sultan, Ensemble: Claudia Freiha

Scar, Ensemble: Edward Joseph

Captain, Ensemble: Milli Higgins

Ursula, Ensemble: Nicole De Vera

Royal Vizier, Ensemble: Zach Razaleigh


Producer: Eloise Koch

Director: Blake O'Brien

Musical Director: Nick Glasson

Assistant Producer: Gayathri Kathir

Choreographers: Nathaniel Butler, Zia Bohm

Graphic Design & Photography: Annabelle Radford

Costumes: Arieta Varvaressos, Angela Lei

Stage Manager: Keira Gatenby

Lighting: Priscilla Soo, Marcel Lima

Sound: Jaden Cheng, Nic You Lee

Props: Saniya Mukhra, Louisa Chen

Set: Grey Batson, Saskia Wibowo


Keys 1: Jason Wang

Keys 2: Jess Luo

Violin: Eleonore De Ridder

Cello: Lachlan Blair

Reeds: Felix Wiblin, Alex Lang

Guitar/Bass: Dominic Yeap-Holliday

Percussion: Carl Hiramanek

𝗥𝘂𝗻𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲:

2 hours 30 mins (including a 20 minute intermission)

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