The Troth heads to Edinburgh Fringe

May 17, 2018

Akademi’s international dance theatre production The Troth will visit the Edinburgh Fringe this August for a two-week run presented by Army @ The Fringe in association with Summerhall.

Staffed by serving soldiers, Army @ The Fringe launched in 2017 and aims to present a cutting-edge programme of international work dealing with war, conflict and the experiences of those at the front line.

Directed and Choreographed by Gary Clarke, The Troth reveals the contribution and sacrifice made by Indian soldiers in World War I. The show is dedicated to the memory of the 60,000 soldiers from undivided India who died serving the British Army during 1914-18. The production has toured India and the UK to great acclaim and recently received its London premiere at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre.

The Troth includes a cast of six dancers including Dom Coffey, Daniel Hay-Gordon, Vidya Patel, Deepraj Singh, Songhay Toldon and Subhash Viman Gorania, all of whom will reprise their roles in Edinburgh.

Akademi’s presence at Army @ The Fringe builds on a growing partnership with the British Army. Musicians from the Corps of Army Music can be heard on Shri Sriram’s unique original score for the show; the dancers also benefited from military coaching during rehearsals.

The Troth, 10-25 August 2018 at 20:30 (excluding 12-13, 19-20 Aug), Hepburn House Army Reserve Centre, 89 East Claremont Street, Edinburgh
Tickets: £12/£10. Reduced price preview on 10 August: £10/£8.
Available now from summerhall.co.uk.