the regional premiere of

Guards at the Taj

by Rajiv Joseph

Showing 8 August – 2 November

The Director

Kash Arshad

Kash Arshad


Kash is the Trainee Artistic Director at Freedom Studios, Bradford. Most recently he directed Lisa Holdsworth’s adaptation of Adelle Stripe’s novel, Black Teeth and a Brilliant Smile about Bradford Playwright Andrea Dunbar for Freedom Studios.

He is thrilled to be directing Guards at the Taj for Theatre by the Lake’s Summer Season. Recent directing credits include Airplays (Leeds Playhouse); We Are Ninja Division (Slung Low Shorts); The Tempest (ALRA North); Selfies Kill More People Than Sharks and Making Love (Rogue Bones); Memories of Partition (Manchester Royal Exchange); Free Fall (Rogue Bones); The Big Reveal (Abooo Theatre) and Street Voices (Freedom Studios).

He was Associate Director on When We Were Brothers and North Country (Freedom Studios) and Assistant Director on Threepenny Opera (Octagon Bolton, dir. David Thacker); Handbagged (Theatre by the Lake, dir. Liz Stevenson); ChipShop The Musical(Freedom Studios/Octagon Bolton dir. Ben Occhipinti) and Assistant Trainee Director on Romeo and Juliet (West Yorkshire Playhouse, dir. Amy Leach).

He is also co-artistic director of Rogue Bones Theatre, 2018/19 Associate Company with Oldham Coliseum.