Dreams of Peace and Freedom

by TSLR Limited in London, Greater London, United Kingdom


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Support to stage performance exploring the birth of modern human rights around Human Rights Day 2021 to launch tour leading up to #ECHR75

by TSLR Limited in London, Greater London, United Kingdom

A month ago, we released a recorded live stream of Dreams of Peace & Freedom to coincide with the last days of the Edinburgh Fringe. Now, we want your support to stage performances around Human Rights Day in December 2021 to launch tour leading to 75th anniversary of European Convention in November 2025.

These performances will be targeted at producers and backers. This will enable us to book a tour beginning spring 2022 and running up to the 75th anniversary of the European Convention on Human Rights.


Derek Awards writes

“Brilliant and powerful blend of music, spoken word and visuals. This tells a very necessary story of not only an amazing man, but also the hopelessness of man and mankind's hope for the future. Brilliantly performed by the cast.”

Louise Penn for loureviews described it as:

‘A richly layered piece conceived by Tom Blackmore and written by Sue Casson…Dreams of Peace & Freedom celebrates the concept of natural law by mixing words, music, and images…... it focuses in on both the personal and the political’. His journey she says, ‘is presented here in a celebratory and moving form’.

Writing for A Younger Theatre at an earlier stage in the show’s development James Fennemore described Dreams of Peace & Freedom as:

‘an exploration of Maxwell Fyfe’s beliefs in innate Natural Law, which motivated his work on the Human Rights Convention.' 

Thos Ribbits of MusicalTalk, the UK’s independent musical theatre podcast, reviewed our recording of Dreams of Peace & Freedom in an online interview with the composer:

“I was transported. I found it incredibly moving, incredibly humane - humanity is the golden thread throughout the whole thing - it’s a very positive view of what humankind can be and should be and should aspire to be - the optimist over the cynic, which of course is that dynamic that runs through Maxwell Fyfe’s own thoughts.”

“At heart, Dreams of Peace & Freedom is tackling enormous themes - freedom, democracy, liberty. It tells the story of David Maxwell Fyfe and explains how he helped to develop the world we live in today. This is a man who can genuinely lay a claim to being one of the architects of freedom and liberty for the post-war world in which we are still living. It also looks at how those liberties were won and how we still need to defend them in an increasingly unstable world.”

He concludes that he considers it: 'a magnificent work by Sue Casson……one of the most beautiful things I have ever heard…sublime'

Others who have come across Dreams of Peace & Freedom as it has been developed include:

‘Superb’ Dominic Grieve 

‘A profound and beautiful performance’ Jonathan Cooper OBE

‘An amazing and really important piece of work’ Helena Kennedy


A powerful combination of film, text, and performance exploring the birth of modern human rights, told through the eyes of Nuremberg prosecutor and champion of the ECHR, David Maxwell Fyfe. His words intertwine with Sue Casson’s musical settings of the poets who inspired him on his journey along his stream of natural law.

Click here to watch the livestream. 

Our educational and wrap around materials can be viewed at www.thehumansinthetelling.org


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