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Conceived & directed by Tom Blackmore

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'The idea of fundamental human rights is one in which I firmly believe.'

David Maxwell Fyfe

Dreams of Peace & Freedom is a moving song cycle exploring the birth of modern human rights.

The writings of David Maxwell Fyfe, Nuremberg prosecutor and champion of the European Convention,

intertwine with musical settings of the poets who inspired him, with a back drop of archive film, images and words.


The show premiered at the EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE 2014, and has since TOURED NATIONALLY and INTERNATIONALLY,


No 5 in The Fringe Review 2014 Top 20 Music Show picks                Three Weeks Editor's Pick Week 2


'One of the most beautiful things I've ever heard...sublime' Musicaltalk


Dreams of Peace & Freedom now contributes to the debate about the future of human rights in the UK,

looking towards the 75th anniversary of the Nuremberg trials which coincides with the

70th anniversary of the signing of the European Convention in 2020.

Three weeks Interview

Read Tom Blackmore's interview with Three Weeks.

Hear Sue Casson in conversation with MusicalTalk's Thos Ribbits

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'It was magical'

Julia Bryan, Senior Education Manager,

National Museums, Liverpool

'An amazing and really important piece of work... the most incredibly stimulating piece of history. Stunning.'  

Baroness Helena Kennedy  Principal Mansfield College

'The show was fantastic'

Henrike Claussen,

Director, Memorium Nurnberger Prozesse

'Your performance was wonderful.  Everybody was impressed and moved.'  

Dr Astrid Betz, Memorium Nurnberger Prozesse


Dominic Grieve QC MP

'A wonderful and meaningful performance'

Professor Francesca Klug OBE

Read Tom Blackmore's interview in BuzzFeed

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'A profound and beautiful performance'

Jonathan Cooper OBE City State of Totnes