Conceived & directed by Tom Blackmore
Dreams of Peace & Freedom is a moving piece of theatre 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.
For the twin anniversaries of the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials (75 years) and the signing of the ECHR (70) in November 2020 a tour of seven centres was planned, which would have launched in Edinburgh at George Watson's College during the Festival.
With the current restrictions on indoor performances it is presently on hold, but we are proud to announce the release of a full recording of Dreams of Peace & Freedom on 27th July - 100 days until the anniversary of the signing of the ECHR.
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.
Read Tom Blackmore's interview with Three Weeks.
Hear Sue Casson in conversation with MusicalTalk's Thos Ribbits
'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'
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
'A profound and beautiful performance'
Jonathan Cooper OBE City State of Totnes
We aim for the show to be back on the road during 2021. A revised touring schedule will be available soon.
In the meantime, find out more about what we're doing to commemorate 2020 by clicking the link below