The score of Under an English Heaven was later extended and developed into Dreams of Peace & Freedom which was premiered the following August at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Freedom Choir


1. St Matthews, Westminster 8. Church House 6. Top of North Court

To launch The Kilmuir Papers website on International Human Rights Day 2013, the songs from Under an English Heaven, 

the score for Tom Blackmore's film of the same name were performed interspersed with readings chosen from the personal papers of  David Maxwell Fyfe. The setting was  St Matthew's Church, Westminster, just around the corner from North Court, where Maxwell Fyfe lived with his family, and not far from  Church House, scene of the London Conference, and during the Trials, the despatch point for his wife Sylvia to send letters and  parcels to reach him in Nuremberg.

The songs were sung by a specially assembled Freedom Choir of girl choristers from

Southwark Cathedral Girls Choir by kind permission of Stephen Disley

and Maxwell Fyfe's words read by his great grandson Robert Blackmore.

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Church House, scene of the London Conference

St Matthew's Church Westminster

Click here to visit the Kilmuir Papers website and discover more about David Maxwell Fyfe

28th FEBRUARY 2017

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Conceived & directed by Tom Blackmore

English Cabaret were delighted to be invited by Dominic Grieve to perform Dreams of Peace & Freedom at

The Palace of Westminster in front of an invited audience. At this time of uncertainty for the future of the

European Convention on Human Rights, all there agreed that this is a history that should be widely told to contribute to the ongoing discussions about Britain's relationship with Europe post Brexit.

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L to R  Lily Blackmore, Jessica Holgate, Tom Blackmore, Dominic Grieve, Robert Blackmore, Sue Casson

'A wonderful and meaningful performance' 

Francesca Klug

'Superb' Dominic Grieve

Written, Presented and Edited by

Robert Blackmore and Lily Blackmore

5. North Court

Freedom Choir from L to R

Lily, Gabriella, Eleanor, Alex, Jane, Alice and Caroline.