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Finborough play marks centenary of Armenian Genocide

A new play at the Finborough Theatre next month will mark the centenary of the Armenian Genocide, according to What’s On Stage.

Written by artistic director Neil McPherson, I Wish To Die Singing – Voices From The Armenian Genocide is billed as “a controversial documentary drama uncovering the forgotten secrets and atrocities of a denied genocide.”

Directed by Tommo Fowler, it runs from 21 April to 16 May 2015.

Following several characters through these traumatic events, the play includes “eye-witness reportage, images, music, poetry from Armenia’s greatest poets, and verbatim survivors testimonies”.

The cast comprises Kate Binchy, Jilly Bond, Bevan Celestine, Siu-See Hung, Tamar Karabetyan, Tom Marshall and Simon Yadoo.

I Wish To Die Singing is part of the Finborough’s occasional The Great War 100 series of plays written about, or during, the conflict.

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