The Troth | Media coverage in Bhopal and Jabalpur

“Marvelous, unbelievable, unforgettable….”

Akademi’s The Troth – Usne Kaha Tha toured the Indian cities of Bhopal and Jabalpur where it caught media attention. Here is a collection of reviews and articles that found their way in local newspapers.

“Marvelous, unbelivable, unforgettable….” Patrika Bhopal (translated from Hindi) 

“Usne Kaha Tha – A love story woven through duty and patriotism….” City Bhaskar (translated from Hindi)

“A 100 year old story told through silence, dance, and acting stole people’s heart….” Patrika Jabalpur (translated from Hindi)

Read: Usne Kaha Tha – Save my son and husband (translated title) in Naiduniya Bhopal (Hindi)

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

6 JanJaipur Literature Festival, Jaipur
29 JanKamani Auditorium, New Delhi
2 FebBharat Bhavan, Bhopal
4 FebTarang Auditorium, Jabalpur
8 FebHaryana Kala Parishad Multi Art Cultural Centre
20 & 21 FebCurve Theatre, Leicester
5 Mar ArtsEkta, Belfast
10 Mar Tacchi Morris Theatre, Taunton
13 Mar Edge Hill Arts Centre, Ormskirk
16 MarDuke’s Theatre, Lancaster
5 MaySouthbank 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.

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