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The Humans in the telling image FINAL

During 2016 we have developed Dreams of Peace & Freedom from a pop-up performance into a theatre show.

We have extended the story to tell of Maxwell Fyfe's history, both family and personal, and introduced a back-drop of archive film, images and words.


This has been performed at Mansfield College, Oxford, at the Palace of Justice in Nuremberg and at The Palace of Westminster, and we have been overwhelmed by the response.

Conceived & directed by Tom Blackmore


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

Baroness Helena Kennedy  Principal Mansfield College


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

Dr Astrid Betz, Memorium Nurnberger Prozesse


                                'The show was fantastic.'                                 'Superb'

                                               Henrike Claussen,                                    Dominic Grieve QC MP

                                Director Memorium Nurnberger Prozesse                  


'A wonderful and meaningful performance'  

Professor Francesca Klug OBE

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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.


The song cycle premiered at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014, and has toured, as a pop-up production through the spring of 2015. It now returns to contribute to the debate about the future of human rights in the UK.


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

David Maxwell Fyfe