Rajiv Joseph’s Guards at the Taj to Receive European Premiere at London’s Bush Theatre

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The Pulitzer Prize finalist’s play will be directed by Jamie Lloyd.
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Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo) is to have his 2015 play Guards at the Taj receive its European premiere at London's Bush Theatre, where it will begin performances April 7 prior to an official opening April 12, for a run through May 20.

The play, which takes an enduring legend about the Taj Mahal and prompts audiences to explore questions about art, privilege, and duty, premiered at the Atlantic Theater Company in New York in 2015 and is the recipient of both the Obie Award for Best New American Play and the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play.

Jamie Lloyd directs Danny Ashok and Darren Kuppan as Imperial guards Humayun and Babur, who in 1648 Angra in India 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, laborers, and slaves who exist within those walls, shall turn to look at the building until it is complete.

The production will be designed by Soutra Gilmour, with lighting by Richard Howell and sound design and music composed by George Dennis.

It opens the 2017 season at the Bush Theatre, following a major £4.3 million capital project to revitalize the building.

To book tickets, contact the box office on 020 8743 5050 or visit bushtheatre.co.uk.

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