“It wasn’t anything I could ever have imagined

What it would be like having buildings blown up just across the river

And nothing solid between you and it

The whole thing

Was so surreal really

Trying to get you head around

Knowing that

Thousands of feet above you were airplanes you couldn’t even see

Dropping bombs on a city full of people that you were in the middle of”


Since September 11th the world has spiraled into chaos: New York, Afghanistan, Bali, Madrid, Iraq….Instead of global re-assessment and a shift towards peace the brutality and turmoil continues with no foreseeable resolution. In a world where cultures are being torn apart understanding seems near impossible.


Interviews with people from all over the world who had been immediately affected by terrorism and the war on terror, supplied A Moment's Peace with material to stage a collection of sensitive and personable responses that looked beyond political and media rhetoric to the neglected voices of individuals. The juxtaposition found on stage offered an invaluable comment on the terrifying confusion of our post-September 11th world.


That’s What We Should All Be Mourning played at Komedia Roman Eagle Lodge, Edinburgh Fringe 2004 and to sell-out audiences at G12 Gilmorehill Performance Studio, Glasgow in September 2004.

Runner-Up for the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award at 2004‘s Edinburgh Fringe Festival

A Moment's Peace became a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) in May 2013. Our Charity Number is SC044000.