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Guards at the Taj

by Rajiv Joseph

Theatre by the Lake Summer Season 2019
8th August 2019 - 2 November 2019


As dawn breaks on the final day of construction of the Taj Mahal, two hapless Imperial Guards must once again resist the urge to look at the most beautiful monument the world has ever seen – by order of the Emperor. 


As first light hits the pure white domes, this proves harder than it sounds and friends Humayun and Babur are about to discover that beauty comes at a terrible price.

Brutal, audacious and wickedly funny, this is an award-winning tale about beauty, the powerful and the powerless.



Babur - Luke Murphy 

Humayun - Devesh Kishore

Director -  Kash Arshad

Designer -  Elizabeth Wright
Lighting Designer -  Robbie Butler
Sound Designer -  Mark Melville

Fight Director - Kaitlin Howard












Photos by Robert Day



"Thoughtful intimate staging of Rajiv Joseph's ambitious play"  The Stage

★★★★ North West End 

"Possibly the most memorable thing you'll see this year in any theatre production"

Lancashire Life

"This production, directed by Kash Arshad, is a mini-masterpiece"

Stagey Lady

"Great direction by Kash Arshad delivers a stunning, ambitious production"

Times and Star

"Beautifully paced and structured and intelligently nurtured by Arshad to bring out the best in Joseph's text"

Number 9 Reviews

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