The Troth | “A striking and poignant work”

Feb 23, 2018

Rosie Bambury from West End Wilma,​ reviews the UK premiere of The Troth at Curve, Leicester.

“The Troth is a striking and poignant work that blends the contemporary and the traditional seamlessly and does exactly what it sets out to do in remembering the valiant sacrifice of the 60,000 Indian soldiers during the Great War.

Read: The Troth Reviewed | ⋆ ⋆ ⋆ | by Rosie Bambury for West End Wilma. 

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