Commemorating the centenary of the deportations that began the Armenian Genocide of 1915, I Wish To Die Singing – Voices From The Armenian Genocide is a controversial documentary drama uncovering the forgotten secrets of a denied genocide, and will be released for free for a limited time by The Finborough Theatre.
The Armenian Genocide of 1915-16 was perpetrated by the Ottoman Turkish Government against the Armenians, a Christian minority in a Muslim state. Up to one and a half million people died. To this day, the Turkish government refuses to admit that genocide ever took place.
Following the journey of several characters, I Wish To Die Singing includes eye-witness reportage, images, music, poetry from Armenia’s greatest poets, and verbatim survivors testimonies from one of the greatest historical injustices of all time.
I Wish To Die Singing received its world premiere at the Finborough Theatre, London, in April 2015, and an excerpt was also performed concurrently in Los Angeles.
As part of the Finborough Theatre’s #FinboroughForFree initiative, the theatre is continuing to release a new play every month for as long as they can during closure to watch online for free. For more information about this and other Finborough Theatre productions currently available to stream online, visit the website here.
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