GUARDS AT THE TAJ ON TOUR
By Rajiv Joseph
Director Bali Padda
3 SEPTEMBER – 5 OCTOBER 2024
What happens to a life-long friendship when two ordinary men are ordered to do the unthinkable?
After the huge success of its initial season in 2022, National Theatre of Parramatta are thrilled to be taking the beautiful and brutal story, Guards at the Taj on an Australian tour.
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.
“Imagine the black-humoured banter of Waiting for Godot dressing the bloodiest deeds of Greek tragedy, and you are near the mark of this deeply disturbing and yet engrossing play, stunningly realised in a National Theatre of Parramatta production by first-time professional director Bali Padda.”
“It’s not just that directorial debuts don’t come any stronger than this, few productions of any sort do.”
Sydney Morning Herald
“Sondhi and Caplash imbue their odd couple-esque characters with the perfect amount of individual likeability and collective chemistry, meaning that they can dominate the stage together and on their own. “
“A great lie makes for dynamic and eventful storytelling , and a superb and entertaining ninety minute of live theatre.”
Sydney Arts Guide