The Troth | “Elegiac, visceral, magnetic” ⋆ ⋆ ⋆ ⋆ ⋆

Feb 21, 2018

Phillip Lowe from East Midlands Theatre,​ reviews the UK premiere of The Troth at Curve, Leicester.

“Akādemi’s The Troth is a great many things – elegiac, visceral, highly compelling, magnetic, lovingly crafted and explosively exacting in its sixty minute dynamic performance. It is also very moving in its layered complexities that transform themselves into a dance-drama retelling of the classic Indian story of unrequited love Usne Kaha Tha – The Troth – all of which is deceptively simply and bravely told.”

Read: The Troth. Superb five star dance drama | ⋆ ⋆ ⋆ ⋆ ⋆ | by Phillip Lowe on East Midlands Theatre. 

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