No Place For Dreams


This article is from 2008.

No Place For Dreams

No Place For Dreams is Brief Candle Theatre’s debut production at the Fringe, and artistic director, Dave Shimwell is ‘absolutely thrilled about this great family show we’re putting on.’

The show is set on a mythical volcanic island, where magical creatures are divided into castes and follow strict rules. Loam, a boy from the lowly Soil group, is not allowed to look directly at Ashe, a girl from the elite Fire group. If they do, both will perish. One day, Loam and Ashe discover this isn’t true, leading to an exciting journey of self-discovery.

A love story with a twist, No Place For Dreams features creative set design, interesting sound effects and many opportunities for audience participation. Shimwell hopes that audience members will walk away from the show believing that Brief Candle ‘is the friendliest theatre company around’, and that their show is about ‘people striving against all odds to be together.’

The Space @ Venue 45, 556 0476, 4–23 Aug (not 10 & 17), 1.05pm, £6.50 (£5).

This article is from 2008.

No Place for Dreams

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For their first time at the Fringe, Brief Candle Theatre perform a tale of forbidden love in a harsh caste-based society. 'Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe'.


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