21:45, Tue 23rd – Sat 27th July 2019 at ADC Theatre
It’s 2003 and oil consultant Ryan Ellis has been posted from the UK to a remote area of the Balkans. Although based miles from the civil unrest (following the collapse of the Yugoslav Federation), Ryan is taking no chances. He protects his home with sophisticated security gates and alarms, and when his wife Lidia comes out for a short visit, he hires Masluch, a local bodyguard, to look after her.
But a few days into her visit, Ryan begins to doubt if the charming Masluch is all that he claims to be. He has concerns over the relationship between Lidia and Masluch. And in a region torn apart with ethnic cleansing and frequent kidnappings, perhaps Ryan has ever reason to be worried?
Guarded is one of six original one-act plays that make up the WRiTEON Festival, a celebration of new writing across all three ADC venues: the ADC Auditorium, the Corpus Playroom, and the Larkum Studio. This unique collection spans genres, themes and styles. Dip in or complete the set for the full experience.