Guards at the Taj

European premiere of this multi award-winning play from Pulitzer Prize nominee Rajiv Joseph.

Directed by Jamie Lloyd, Designed by Soutra Gilmour.

Joseph’s play explores themes of power, privilege and beauty. By turns wickedly funny, gruesome and deeply moving “..this is a compact two-character play loaded with ideas and evocative imagery. It begins almost like a comedy sketch but develops into a haunting consideration of loyalty and betrayal between friends, of duty and blind adherence to barbaric command, and of the ownership of beauty.” (Hollywood Reporter)

‘Guards at the Taj’ was the inaugural show at the newly refurbished Bush Theatre, running from 7 April – 20 May 2017 and attracting sell-out audiences and wide critical acclaim.

“Rajiv Joseph’s excellent play seizes on some potent philosophical issues and gives them a terrific comic snap.” “Danny Ashok and Darren Kuppan are both superb.” ★★★★ The Independent

“a striking show” with “excellent everyman leads” ★★★★ Time Out

“a fable for our own times” ★★★★ What’s On Stage

“skilfully woven” ★★★★ Financial Times

“beautifully composed and stunningly well performed…  A fine piece of work and a tantalising opener for the newly refurbished Bush Theatre.” ★★★★ Express

“A welcome reminder of the Bush Theatre’s magic.” ★★★★ Evening Standard

“Truly unmissable” ★★★★★

“Vital, vital theatre.” ★★★★★ Live Theatre UK