Legendary romance “Heer Ranjha” comes to London

High Commissioner meets the cast of Anglo Sufi Musical ‘ISHQ’ currently in rehearsal at Sadler’s Wells Theatre

The Anglo Sufi Musical ‘ISHQ’, based on the legendary romance of Heer Ranjha, is being brought to London by the Pakistan High Commission. The Musical ‘ISHQ’ will be staged at the prestigious Sadler’s Wells Theatre of London from 7-9 September 2017.

H.E. Syed Ibne Abbas, Pakistan High Commissioner to the UK visited the Theatre and watched the cast in rehearsal on 29 August 2017. The High Commissioner met the artists and appreciated their performance.

On this occasion, the High Commissioner said that Pakistan is the custodian of the oldest civilisation of the world–the Indus Valley Civilisation–which flourished 5000 years ago in the basins of mighty Indus River that runs through the length of Pakistan.

The High Commissioner said: “From the ancient land of Pakistan, bringing the Anglo Sufi Musical ‘ISHQ’ to London–the global cultural hub–is part of our cultural outreach to showcase our rich heritage to the world.”

Based on the legendary folklore of Heer Ranjha, the romantic story reminisces about the rich Sufi culture of our land. The legend of Heer Ranjha written by great Sufi saint and poet Waris Shah, presents the Sufi ethos of our civilisation characterised by compassion and peaceful coexistence.

The High Commissioner expressed confidence that the musical will help put in perspective rich culture of Pakistan for the international audience.

The entire cast, including Ahsan Khan, Adnan Jaffar, Rasheeda Ali, Rachel Viccaji, Irfan Damani and Arti Daltri, are currently in rehearsal at the Sadler’s Wells.

‘ISHQ’ is being produced by Serendip productions, an award-winning company from Pakistan.

The tickets for the Musical are available online at

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