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Guards at the Taj

Jamie Lloyd directs the European premiere of this wickedly funny award-winning play from Pulitzer Prize nominee Rajiv Joseph.

It’s 1648. Agra, India. Imperial guards and best mates Humayun and Babur keep watch as the final touches are put to the mighty Taj Mahal 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.

Guards at the Taj takes as its starting point an enduring legend and prompts contemporary audiences to revisit questions about art and privilege. The play premiered at the Atlantic Theater in New York to great acclaim in 2015 and is the recipient of both the Obie Award for Best New American Play and the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play (2016).

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No refunds or exchanges after booking.


Running time approx 1 hours 20 minutes

Good To Know

Guards at the Taj contains mild, infrequent nudity.

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07 April - 20 May 2017

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Bush Theatre 

Address: 7 Uxbridge Rd, Shepherd's Bush, London W12 8LJ

This venue is  located just opposite Shepherd’s Bush Market tube station and a ten minute walk from Shepherd’s Bush station.

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