Guards at the Taj

By Rajiv Joseph

12 — 14 Sep 2024

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What happens to a life-long  friendship when two ordinary men are ordered to do the unthinkable?
Featuring a heartbreakingly funny friendship put to the ultimate test and existential banter reminiscent of Beckett and Stoppard, Guards at the Taj
mixes witty black comedy with the bloodiest deeds of Greek tragedy.

Guards at the Taj will tour nationally in 2024 with a return season at Riverside Theatres.

National Theatre of Parramatta welcomes you to immerse yourself in a night at the theatre. Our budget friendly Welcome Night $29* tickets aim to give audiences the freedom to dip their toe in and explore works from western Sydney and around the world. Join us for a Welcome Night for Guards at the Taj on Thursday 12 September. Book here for Guards at the Taj WELCOME NIGHT.

*plus booking fee. Offer only available to dedicated WELCOME NIGHT.

It’s not just that directorial debuts don’t come any stronger than this, few productions of any sort do.
– Sydney Morning Herald

A combination of powerful acting performances, subtly impactful production elements, and cohesive artistic direction make for a gripping and well-told story.
– Artshub

Guards at the Taj is touching, funny and potent. Directed by Bali Padda, the play is a captivating exploration of how far friendship can be pushed and the tension between duty and humanity.”
– City Hub

“A great lie makes for dynamic and eventful storytelling, and a superb and entertaining ninety minute of live theatre.”
– Sydney Arts Guide

Content warning: This production includes the use of blood, theatre haze, coarse language, and simulated violence.