The romance that defied traditions.
London's first ever Anglo Punjabi Sufi musical, ISHQ is brought to the stage by Serendip Productions, an international award-winning company from Pakistan.
The legend of Heer Ranjha tells the tale of two lovers and their feuding families, and holds the same place in Punjabi literature as Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. An adaptation of that classic love story, this exciting new musical features specially commissioned music and choreography from across Pakistan and the UK.
Set against the beautiful backdrops of the Punjab, ISHQ will be performed in English at Sadler’s Wells to mark 70 years of Pakistan’s independence, featuring a combination of 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.
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(5mins) Take Upper St towards the City Road crossroads. Continue straight and turn right into Rosebery Avenue, where the theatre is 100m down on the right.