The Troth | “This production will linger as an evocative aide-memoire” ⋆ ⋆ ⋆ ⋆

Aug 17, 2018

Mary Brennan for The Herald,​ reviews The Troth at Army @ The Fringe at Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

“This vividly affecting piece brings the battleground centre-stage even as archive film shows Sikh soldiers in the midst of actual conflict. If the dramatic impact of this is intense, the performances unstintingly shade in the emotional maelstrom that besets the main characters.”

Read: Fringe Dance Reviews: POP-UP Duets (fragments of love) and The Troth | ⋆ ⋆ ⋆ ⋆ | by Mary Brennan for The Herald.

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).