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 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.






















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

Buzzfeed Interview DOPAF

'A profound and beautiful performance'

Jonathan Cooper OBE City State of Totnes

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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