Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal for Sufi Musical ISHQ at Sadler's Wells
This September, Ahsan Khan (Udaari, Mausam, Dastaan, Hum TV) and Rasheeda Ali (Anita and Me, Theatre Royal Stratford East; Crossing the Border, Channel 4) will take on the roles of love interests Ranjha and Heer alongside Adnan Jaffar (Jalaibee; Manto; Karachi: The Musical) who will play villain Kaido in new multicultural Sufi musical ISHQ at Sadler's Wells. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below!
Inspired by folklore tales from 600 years ago and performed in English, this world premiere will feature specially commissioned music and choreography from across Pakistan and the UK. It is the love story that shook a patriarchal society, putting the empowerment of women centre stage.
ISHQ tells the tale of two lovers and their feuding families and holds the same place in Punjabi literature as Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. This exciting musical spectacle will feature a combination of classical and modern dance with a unique blend of poetry and fusion music.
Set against the spectacular backdrop of the Punjab, ISHQ is a collaboration between Pakistani and British artists which will celebrate unity, diversity and Pakistani culture within the UK.
For tickets and more information, visit www.sadlerswells.com.
Photo Credit: Lidia Crisafulli
Ahsan Khan and company
Ahsan Khan and Fahad Mirza
Arti Mirwani-Daltry, Irfan Damani
The cast, creative and production team
Jessica Simmons, Jocelyn Prah, Rasheeda Ali, Kerry Newell, Jasmine Aujla
Mushfiq Murshed, SAmir Khan, Louis Gaunt, Adam Samuel Bal, Adam Taylor
Owen Smith (co-choreographer)
Rachel Viccaji and company