Riverside’s National Theatre of Parramatta Presents
GUARDS AT THE TAJ
By Rajiv Joseph
An exploration of beauty and power, autocracy and resistance, and conflicting loyalties, featuring a heartbreakingly funny and relatable friendship tested, and broken, by extreme and brutal circumstances.
Humayun and Babur are best friends, and guards in Hindustani ruler Shah Jahan’s Imperial Army. They bicker, reminisce about jungle escapades and have the dubious privilege of standing guard over the Taj Mahal, Shah Jahan’s epic tribute to his dead wife, the night before it is revealed to the world as the most potent and powerful personification of beauty.
Humayun, sternly loyal second generation civil servant, is content to follow orders, even when the Emperor, determined that no object more beautiful than the Taj Mahal should ever be built again.
This performance contains coarse language and adult themes and is recommended for ages 15+
This performance has a lockout period and latecomers will be allowed in at the first appropriate moment in the show.
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Writer Rajiv Joseph
Director Bali Padda