Guards at the Taj

Venue Lennox Theatre
Dates 24 February - 05 March 2022
Category Theatre

Riverside’s National Theatre of Parramatta Presents
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.

Please Note:
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.

*Please contact Box Office directly for group bookings of 8 or more, email or call 02 8839 3399.

If you are unwell, please stay at home. Please review our Patron Safety & Entry Guidelines before you visit us at Riverside.

As per the NSW Public Health Order (that is place from 11 October), Riverside Theatres will require anyone aged 16 years and over to be fully vaccinated unless lawfully exempt.

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Patrons will be seated in line with NSW Public Health Order and/or Guidelines in place at the time of the performance occurs.

If you have any questions and would like to discuss this with a member of our team, please contact our Box Office staff on 02 8839 3399 or email

Thank you for keeping our community safe.

Writer Rajiv Joseph
Director Bali Padda

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Dates and Times:

Thursday 24 February 2022 at 8pm (Preview)
Friday 25 February 2022 at 8pm (Preview)
Saturday 26 February 2022 at 8pm (Opening Night)
Wednesday 2 March 2022 at 8pm
Thursday 3 March 2022 at 8pm
Friday 4 March 2022 at 8pm
Saturday 5 March 2022 at 2pm
Saturday 5 March 2022 at 8pm


1 hour and 20 minutes with no interval

Ticket Prices

Concession $41
30 & Under $35
Preview $33
Concession $45
30 & Under $39
Preview $39
Groups 8 +*

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