Guards at the Taj
17 - 18 Sep - Capitol Theatre
Presented by WIN Network
A production by Riverside’s National Theatre of Parramatta
Written by Rajiv Joseph
Directed by Bali Padda
A lifelong friendship tested when two ordinary men are ordered to do the unthinkable
At the grand opening of the Taj Mahal, the most beautiful building in the world, the Emperor decrees that nothing more beautiful shall ever be built again. To ensure this, he orders two imperial guards to perform a horrendous task.
The guards are best friends. Humayun is a loyal civil servant with complete trust in the authorities, while Babur is a dreamer, and deeply distressed by the order that has been bestowed upon them. He plans a revenge that will put these two best friends at odds.
Featuring a heartbreakingly funny friendship put to the ultimate test and existential banter reminiscent of Beckett and Stoppard, Guards at the Taj mixes witty black comedy with the bloodiest deeds of Greek tragedy.
Quote: "...touching, funny and potent.... a captivating exploration of how far friendship can be pushed and the tension between duty and humanity." City Hub
Recommended age: 14+
Warning: This production includes the use of blood, theatre haze, coarse language and simulated violence.
Riverside’s National Theatre of Parramatta
Akkshey Caplash - BABUR
Idam Sondhi - HUMAYUN
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