The Troth | “A remarkable work” ⋆ ⋆ ⋆ ⋆ ⋆
“The Troth is a remarkable work, which through an individual story of love and sacrifice manages to bring home the huge scale of India’s contribution to the Allied war effort; and the horrendous human cost its people paid.”Teresa Guerreiro from Culture Whisper
Read: Akademi, The Troth Review | ⋆ ⋆ ⋆ ⋆ ⋆ | by Teresa Guerreiro for Culture Whisper.
The Troth | Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Army @ the Fringe
10 – 25 Aug | 8.30pm
The Army Reserve Centre, Edinburgh
The Troth – Usne Kaha Tha
Akademi’s The Troth – Usne Kaha Tha is a gripping wartime story of love and loss, told through powerful dance theatre. Inspired by a 1915 short story Usne Kaha Tha by Chandradhar Sharma Guleri, it tells the story of Sardar Lehna Singh’s sacrifice of keeping his secret promise to an unrequited love while mid-conflict in the horror of the trenches of Belgium. Directed by Gary Clarke, the show features a specially-commissioned music score by Shri Sriram, and a cast including Vidya Patel (BBC Young Dancer 2015 finalist).
The Troth is funded by Arts Council England; Ministry of Culture, Government of India; Armed Forces Covenant Fund; Cockayne Grants for the Arts through the London Community Foundation; PRS for Music Foundation; ICCR; and Air India. Partners include UK-India Year of Culture; British Council; The Space; Imperial War Museum; National Army Museum; The Nehru Centre, London; Watermans Arts Centre; and Teamwork Arts.