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.
Premiered at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014, it toured as a
pop-up production through the spring of 2015, and now returns to contribute to the debate about the future of human rights in the UK.
Hear writer Sue Casson talk to MusicalTalk's Thos Ribbitts about the story of
Dreams of Peace & Freedom
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'a timely and thought-provoking reminder of the seeds of an era-defining movement.'
October 2016 to february 2017
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DREAMS OF PEACE & FREEDOM ON TOUR
On August 29th 1946 David Maxwell Fyfe gave his one address to the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials. In delivering it he looked back at the year of the trials: the decision to strive to provide the defendants justice, the evidence of atrocity, and the cross-examination of the Nazi leaders. And he looked forward to his work over the next 5 years in championing and drafting the European Convention on Human Rights.