The Troth | “It’s quite an amazing experience for us”
‘Usne kaha tha’, one of the best short stories by Chandradhar Sharma Guleri, has been adapted into a play by Akademi. Director of Akademi Mira Kaushik and Gary Clarke, director of the play, tells you more about it. (By
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).
2018 UK and International tour dates
Date Venue 6 Jan Jaipur Literature Festival, Jaipur 29 Jan Kamani Auditorium, New Delhi 2 Feb Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal 4 Feb Tarang Auditorium, Jabalpur 8 Feb Haryana Kala Parishad Multi Art Cultural Centre 20 & 21 Feb Curve Theatre, Leicester 5 Mar ArtsEkta, Belfast 10 Mar Tacchi Morris Theatre, Taunton 13 Mar Edge Hill Arts Centre, Ormskirk 16 Mar Duke’s Theatre, Lancaster 5 May Southbank Centre, London
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.@loveenatandon