Guards At The Taj

Guards At The Taj

If we hadn’t done our jobs tonight, we’d be hanging by our necks in the royal courtyard getting our eyes pecked out by the royal crows. So excuse me if I don’t wallow in some misbegotten guilt all night.

Overview

It’s 1648. Agra, India. Imperial guards and best mates Humayun and Babur keep watch as the final touches are put to the mighty Tajmahal behind them. The emperor has decreed that no one, except the masons, labourers and slaves who exist within those walls, shall turn to look at the building until it is complete.

Now, as the building nears completion and the first light catches on the pure white domes behind them, the temptation to steal a glance at the most beautiful monument the world has ever seen grows stronger. But beauty has a price and Humayun and Babur are about to learn its true cost.

Critic reviews

An exquisite piece of writing … an unexpectedly moving experience.

Hollywood Reporters

Striking original drama.

Variety

A striking show.

Time Out

Rajiv Joseph's excellent play seizes on some potent philosophical issues.

The Independent

Date & time

Show ended
Fri 7 April - Sat 20 May, Mon - Sat 7.30pm; Wed & Sat mats at 2.30pm.

Venue

7 Uxbridge Road London W12 8LJ London, UK · Get Directions
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