Lily Casson


Lily Casson

Singer & Lover of Musicals

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In January, Lily was honoured to be part of Holocaust Memorial Day Trust's national ceremony, remembering 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz. English Cabaret's memorial flame artwork, Shining a light on the evidence of Nuremberg, was chosen to feature as part of HMDT's #75memorialflames exhibition which was launched on the same day. Here it is superimposed on the document room of the Palace of Justice in Nuremberg where the evidence of the War Crimes Trials was stored from 1945 - 46.

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"It was such a beautiful performance!"


Earlier this month, with English Cabaret Lily was delighted to perform excerpts from Sue Casson's song-cycle, Dreams of Peace & Freedom at Rene Cassin's fellowship programme.


Discover more about our events to commemorate 75 years since the opening of the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials and 70 years since the signing of the European Convention on Human Rights by visiting

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This month, we announced the commemorative events and partners for performances of Dreams of Peace & Freedom later in the year.


Discover more about the dates and the significance of each location by visiting www.thehumansinthe

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Since World Theatre Day on the 27th March 2020, I have been sharing my #iheartmusicals project online via Instagram and this website. Every week I have shared a new musical history decade, choosing my favourite show and a song cover from it. Catch up on the series so far by visiting my Instagram @lilycasson or from the pull down menu 'Projects.'

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In May in the week leading up to VE Day, we announced the launch of our podcast, Dreams of Peace & Freedom : The Human's in the Telling on Soundcloud.


We also continued our social media telling of our tale, reaching out with our story across Europe, to encourage younger

generations to learn why it is important. On Twitter we are sharing letters exchanged between Sylvia and David Maxwell Fyfe whilst he was in Nuremberg,  bringing them to life with video, whilst on Instagram, we're sharing snippets of the project, inspired by 7 centres of the story.


See more at

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In June, Lily worked with English Cabaret on the mixing of the fully mastered recording of Dreams of Peace & Freedom at Lana Banana Studios, bringing together nearly 18 months' worth of work.  


To be the first to hear when it is launched, click the image opposite or visit


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To mark 100 days till the 70th anniversary of the signing of the European Convention on Human Rights on 27th July, we launched our brand new mastered recording of Sue Casson's song cycle, Dreams of Peace & Freedom, which I was delighted to take part in, in this important anniversary year.


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During August, Lily worked with English Cabaret on putting the finishing touches on the film and book of 'Dreams of Peace &

Freedom : The Human's in the Telling' before its launch.


To be the first to see and read it, visit www.thehumansinthe or follow us @OfficialTHINT on Twitter!

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In September, Lily was in the studio

at Lana Banana Studios recording #iheartmusicals Volume I as well as a special surprise for Christmas to be released later in the year.


Follow her on Instagram @lilycasson to see more behind-the-scenes photos and to be the first to hear about the release dates!

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In October, with English Cabaret, Lily released Dreams of Peace & Freedom : The Human's in the Telling - a filmed recording - and Letters, Transcripts, Blogs & Tweets, a book - both exploring the story behind the rebuilding of Europe after World War II through the eyes of her great grandfather - David Maxwell Fyfe.


WATCH the film, READ the book and LISTEN to the song cycle at 

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In November,Lily released Volume I of I Heart Musicals, a compilation of songs from her favourite musicals, alongside an associated set of recipes inspired by them, ESB Musical Bakes. Find out more from I HEART MUSICALS in Projects menu!


She also commemorated two significant anniversaries linked by her great grandfather, David Maxwell Fyfe - #NurembergTrials75 & #ECHR70. More info at 

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