One Incredible Evening: Six Hundred Performers and a Million Dreams
Chickenshed are delighted to be presenting Dreams of Freedom – a powerful and inspirational celebration of children’s hopes for the future in a truly monumental performance at the iconic Royal Albert Hall on Monday 26 June at 7pm.
Inspired by Amnesty International UK’s illustrated children’s book of the same name, Dreams of Freedom will be the culmination of a two year project working with children across London gathering their thoughts, opinions, ideas and dreams to create a musical, theatrical and visual spectacular that demands human rights for everyone.
With over 600 children from state, independent and SEN schools across the City, together with members of Chickenshed’s Children Theatres and backed by a 100-strong Young Singers Choir, Dreams of Freedom will be a kaleidoscope of music, song, dance and colour as children reveal their dreams for a better world.
We are delighted that previous Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell, who provided many of the illustrations for the Dreams of Freedom book, will be joining 9 year old Jude Holland on stage to draw an illustrated commentary of the production. These remarkable and poignant images will be projected on screens across The Royal Albert Hall throughout the performance.
Dreams of Freedom will be a wonderfully life-affirming glimpse of a world that could be – if only we are ready to listen and dare to dream!
Dreams of Freedom takes place at The Royal Albert Hall on 26 June 2017