Ishq The Musical, Sadler's Wells
ISHQ is London's first ever Anglo Punjabi Sufi musical, brought to the stage by Serendip Productions, an international award winning company from Pakistan.
The legend of Heer Ranjha tells the story of a romance that created a revolutionary uproar, as one woman challenged a patriarchal society and shook it to its foundations. An adaptation of that classic love story, 'Ishq' was originally penned by the immortal Sufi Saint Waris Shah, and features specially commissioned music and choreography from across Pakistan and the UK.
Using Punjabi colloquium and set against the beautiful backdrops of the Punjab, 'Ishq' combines classical and modern dance with a unique blend of poetry and fusion music. One of the most famous romantic folk legends of the East is brought to life through multimedia, special effects, stunning dances and original music supported by a live choir.
Music: live and recorded (flute, qawalli, keyboard, choir).
Language: performed in english with some urdu in songs and a few lyrics. Three songs will have english surtitles on screens around the auditorium.