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 a series of online commemorative events centring on a film featuring the new fully mastered recording, and an ebook scrapbook are planned from November 2020.
Dreams of Peace & Freedom contributes to the debate about the future of human rights in the UK.
Read Tom Blackmore's interview with Three Weeks.
'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
MusicalTalk's Thos Ribbits has followed the development of Dreams of Peace & Freedom since he first saw it in 2014.
Hear his recent discussion with Sue Casson on the release of the new recording at MusicalTalk Redux.
You can hear their first conversation from December 2015 at MusicalTalk Mini.