GUARDS AT THE TAJ

Friday 11 Oct

7:30pm

At Darwin Entertainment Centre - The Playhouse

Full Price: $45.00
Member: $40.00
Concession: $40.00
Youth (14-17): $35.00

Written by Rajiv Joseph
Directed by Bali Padda
A National Theatre of Parramatta production

What happens to a life-long friendship 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. 

"...touching, funny and potent.... a captivating exploration of how far friendship can be pushed and the tension between duty and humanity." CITY HUB

★★★★½ The Sydney Morning Herald 

Performance warning 
Includes haze, coarse language, and simulated blood and violence.
Recommended for ages 14+

DATE/TIME

Friday 11 Oct 7:30pm

DURATION

1 hour 30 minutes

VENUE

The Playhouse

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