“Bursting with wit, intelligence and energy, Stellar Quines brings new vigour to Scottish theatre.”– The Scotsman

The name Stellar Quines is a combination of two old Scots words: ‘stellar’ meaning ‘starry’ and ‘quines’ meaning ‘women’.

Stellar Quines celebrates the energy, experience and perspective of women. We provide a platform for women’s stories and create live theatre driven by women and where female practitioners are at the forefront of all creative roles. Stellar Quines is the only professional theatre company in Scotland working in this way.

Stellar Quines’ brand is defined by high quality, diverse work which reflects an eclectic range of theatrical styles and is underpinned by a commitment to pushing boundaries and challenging stereotypes. We value collaboration with co-producers large and small, both at home and abroad, and as champions of new writing strive to deliver new work to as many people as possible.

Stellar Quines is committed to providing opportunities to those at all stages of their careers from recent graduates and emerging artists, to mature professionals and those returning to the workplace following a career break.

Live theatre lies at the heart of the company, however a pioneering spirit that both upholds tradition and champions progress motivates Stellar Quines. As such we are increasingly initiating projects that explore the interface between the traditions of live theatre and the possibilities emerging through the virtual and digital worlds.

Stellar Quines Staff

  • Artistic Director: Jemima Levick
  • Creative & Strategic Consultant: Claire Dow
  • Producer: Rebecca Davis
  • Company Administrator: Gillian Shaw
  • Marketing & Audience Development Manager: Shirley Monteith

Stellar Quines’ Board of Directors

  • Jane Hogg (Acting Chair)
  • Lisa Sangster (Vice Chair)
  • Caroline Ramsay
  • Joan Matthew
  • Mary Paulson-Ellis

Stellar Quines’ Patron

  • Baroness Helena Kennedy QC