A powerful combination of film, text, and performance, song cycle
Dreams of Peace & Freedom explores the birth of modern human rights
after the Second World War.
Told through the eyes of Nuremberg prosecutor and champion of the European Convention David Maxwell Fyfe, his words intertwine with Sue Casson's original musical settings of the poets who inspired him,with a backdrop of archive film, images, and words.
After two years of pandemic lockdown, live performances are now happening once more.
Find out details below.
Magna Carta Progress | Summer 2022
C Venues | Edinburgh
"a topical and heartwarming performance about the creation of
human rights featuring a mini choir and archive footage.
I highly recommend it."
Jonathan Esk-Riddell on Twitter
Arriving in the city in the spirit of the 8 companies who came uninvited
to the first international festival staged 75 years ago this year,
Edinburgh was a buzzing place for the first stage of our Magna Carta Progress.
Fill the Silence Tour
Southwark Cathedral, London | Mansfield College, Oxford | St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, Edinburgh
Performances to highlight the need to secure justice for Ukraine and encourage people to sign an international petition calling for the establishment of an ad hoc tribunal to prosecute Putin’s crimes against peace in launching a war of unwarranted aggression.
Streams of Natural Law Livestream
'A richly layered piece... Dreams of Peace & Freedom celebrates the concept of natural law
by mixing words, music and images... (focussing) on both the personal and the political'
To commemorate the 75th anniversary of David Maxwell Fyfe's closing
at the Nuremberg Trials, we recorded a livestream performance subtitled
'Where the Streams of Natural Law Flow' celebrating natural law.
This performance was staged at Seaford Baptist Church
Dreams of Peace & Freedom premiered at C South as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2014. In 2015, a pop up tour was staged to celebrate the joint anniversary year of
Magna Carta 800 and ECHR 65.
In the run up to 2020, the anniversary year of Nuremberg Trials and signing of ECHR, performances were given in Oxford, Nuremberg and London.