The Troth | Features on BBC Asian Network

Feb 19, 2018

Nomia Iqbal interviews Mira Kaushik and Vidya Patel on Asian Network’s Big Debate​ ahead of the UK premiere of The Troth – Usne Kaha Tha at Curve, Leicester.

Listen: Asian Network’s Big Debate with Nomia Iqbal on BBC Asian Network. 

Note: BBC iPlayer listen again is available for 30 days after broadcast. The feature on The Troth begins at 1:25:10.

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.

The Troth is directed by Gary Clarke and features a specially-commissioned music score by Shri Sriram. The cast includes Vidya Patel (BBC Young Dancer 2015 finalist).

Autumn Tour 2018

9 Nov | Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff
11 Nov | Pavilion Dance South West, Bournemouth
13 Nov | The Place, London
16 Nov | The Bramall, Birmingham
19 Nov | Blackburn Cathedral, Blackburn
23 Nov | Watermans, Hounslow