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.
The ADC Theatre is Britain's oldest University playhouse, today administered and maintained by the University of Cambridge. Plays have been presented on the site since 1855, when the Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club (CUADC) was founded, and the society met and performed in the back room of the Hoop Inn, which stood almost exactly where the ADC Theatre stands today. Today, the ADC Theatre is the centre of University drama in Cambridge, run almost entirely by students with no Faculty involvement.