The Troth | Recommended at the Edinburgh Fringe
Akademi’s The Troth has been featuring in numerous lists and is being recommended by other artists at Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Read: The List | Best dance and physical theatre to see at Edinburgh Fringe 2018 | List by Kelly Apter (link removed, no longer available)
Read: The Guardian Guide | What to see this week in the UK: Three of the best … dance shows | Selection by Judith Mackrell
Read: Pulse | EdFringe Highlights
Read: edinburgh49 | Recommended by Johnny Autin in +3 Interview: Queer Words | Interview by Dan Lentell
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 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.