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Last Chance to See GUARDS AT THE TAJ at the Bush Theatre Directed by Jamie Lloyd

Guards at the Taj by Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph, directed by Jamie Lloyd enters its final two weeks at the Bush Theatre. The last performance will be held on Saturday 20 May. Danny Ashok plays the role of Humayun and Darren Kuppan plays Babur.

This darkly comic play opened the newly revitalised Bush Theatre, following its major £4.3m capital project. Guards at the Taj takes an enduring legend about the Taj Mahal and prompts audiences to explore questions about art, privilege and duty.

"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. Was it fucked up? Yes, it was. But I don't have to feel terrible about it."

It's 1648. Agra, India. Imperial guards 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.

Guards at the Taj is written by Rajiv Joseph, directed by Jamie Lloyd and designed by Soutra Gilmour. Lighting design is by Richard Howell with sound design and composition by George Dennis. Fight direction is by Kate Waters.


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