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TELLING IDEAS IN STORY AND SONG
'One of the most beautiful things I’ve ever heard…. A timely intervention in the debate on human rights. Enthralling. Sublime. A secular hymn for humanity.’
Thos Ribbits - Musical talk
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Song cycle and readings exploring the birth of modern human rights in Europe. The writings of David Maxwell Fyfe, Nuremberg prosecutor and champion of the European Convention, intertwine with musical settings of the poets who inspired him.
2015 - A BIG YEAR FOR FREEDOM
2015 is a year of celebration. The memorial of Magna Carta 800 is the ideal opportunity to celebrate 65 years of freedom in Western Europe, as hoped for by the founders of the European Convention. Some of the freedoms would have astonished them, and they would of course have acknowledged that the mechanics of law require constant renewal. more
A recording Sue Casson's song cycle,Dreams of Peace and Feedom will be released for download here on December 10th, 2014.
On the same day, International Human Rights Day, the score will be available to singers and choirs for free.
'a serene and respectful project.....the musical arrangements are delicate and unfussy.......an understated and dignified celebration '.
'The fitting texts are given a spirited delivery by the young performers, while Sue Casson's compositions are delicate and uplifting..... it's a fine tribute to an idealistic and important figure'
REVIEWS OF THE 2014 EDINBURGH FRINGE PROGRAMME
'One of the great musical theatre shows for its' heart, thought....and purity of music and lyric' ****** Musical talk
Sue Casson’s ‘charming and radiant’ adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s classic tale returns to the Fringe. With a haunting original score, a versatile cast of four create ‘a little pool of magic’. ‘Transporting, enchanting, moving. A delight’.
'The English Cabaret’s cast of four works well together, sprinkling the show with magic and even a toffee from the Happy Prince himself. A delightful hour!'
'an accomplished and thoroughly warm-hearted piece of theatre'
'I would recommend to all ! Wonderful story, wonderful music and wonderful acting !
A real happy tear jerker that makes you think! 10 out of 10 !'
Edfringe Public Reviews - fiona pringle
Casson, the English Rose of the contemporary cabaret scene, presents a feast of sketch and spontaneity, (with free stage-baked cake!) Featuring her own songs, clever, catchy and haunting by turns, alongside exciting new talent and seasoned fringe stalwarts. .
'Casson has a great rapport with the audience and a gorgeous voice......English Cabaret Hour is as charming as the cupcakes handed out to audience members and is a pleasant way to spend an hour on a drizzly Edinburgh day.'
'There’s something charmingly quaint about this show...and yet it’s 21st Century savvy....Jeremy Paxman, Dusty Springfield, Georgie Fame all receive nicely sung, well-observed tributes, and the cupcakes help to fuel the trek back home.'