23 October 2018

There are many events to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the First World War Armistice.  One event is a performance of The Troth on Friday 16th November at The Bramall, Birmingham.

The Troth - a story of love, loss and sacrifice in World War One - is set to be told through dance, archive film footage and an evocative sound-score featuring Army musicians. 

In the centenary year of the World War 1 Armistice, the British Army is delighted to support this vital story which explores the huge contributions made by soldiers of the Empire and of undivided India in particular.

Based on Chandradhar Sharma Guleri’s iconic Hindi short story from 1915, The Troth tells the story of one soldier and the sacrifice he makes in the trenches of Belgium to keep his secret promise to an unrequited love.

This powerfully emotional piece of dance theatre was conceived by Akademi’s director Mira Kaushik OBE and choreographed and directed by Gary Clarke. Through dance, music and film, it tells a story of love, loss and sacrifice against the backdrop of the First World War. More than 1.3 million Indians contributed active service during the war - they were the largest voluntary force ever assembled and their losses were staggering. 

To read a flyer on this event please click here.

To purchase tickets please click here.