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Guards at the Taj - 2017 - West End

£26

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.

Schedule

Running Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Bush Theatre

(London, )
Shepherds Bush Green
London,
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Guards at the Taj West End Cast



 

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