The Troth | “A layered, heartfelt production” ⋆ ⋆ ⋆ ⋆

May 8, 2018

Zoë Anderson from The Independent,​ reviews the London premiere of The Troth at Southbank Centre.

“Memory is at the heart of Akademi’s superb The Troth. A cinematic story of love and sacrifice, it also pays tribute to the 60,000 Indian soldiers who died serving the British Army in the First World War. Vivid storytelling is paired with mesmerising archive footage to create a layered, heartfelt production … With the clarity of good filmmaking, The Troth moves from an individual, human story to a wide canvas of politics and history.”

Read: The Troth, Southbank Centre, London, review: Pays tribute to 60,000 Indian soldiers who died in WWI | ⋆ ⋆ ⋆ ⋆ | by Zoë Anderson for The Independent.

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