The Troth | The Herald Angel Award Winner

Aug 20, 2018

Akademi are delighted to announce that The Troth has been awarded a Herald Angel award for it’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe run at Army @ The Fringe.

“The Troth, by Akademi, was described as a “heartbreaking show”. Mary Brennan, dance and theatre critic, said: “This is forgotten history made flesh and blood, in dance.” It is being staged as part of the Army@TheFringe programme and, through a First World War love story, tells the tale of the soldiers from India who fought in the trenches in the British army.”

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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).