Akademi: The Troth

Running Time: Fri 23 Nov, 8.30pm
Price: £15 (£14)

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A wartime story of love and sacrifice. Directed by Gary Clarke. In association with The British Army.

A gripping story of love and loss set during World War I, inspired by the classic Indian tale Usne Kaha Tha. Moving from rural Punjab to the horrific darkness of the Belgian trenches, where young Indian men have been brought to fight for the Allies, we learn about the secret promise made by one soldier, Lehna Singh, as he makes the ultimate sacrifice to save another.

Award-winning choreographer Gary Clarke unfolds the poignant narrative through conteporary dance, original music and powerful archive film. The talented cast includes BBC Young Dancer finalist Vidya Patel.

The Troth was made at Watermans, before going on tour in India then returning to the UK.

This will be its last performance for this year at Watermans where it all started.


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