Stellar Quines joined over 20 other theatre, dance and music companies at the launch of the Made in Scotland 2017 showcase last week.
Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, announced the companies and artists selected for the 9th year of Made in Scotland – a curated showcase of music, theatre and dance performed during the 70th Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the world’s greatest platform for creative freedom of expression.
This year’s showcase will support 24 shows at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe who have been chosen by a panel of experts from the Scottish and international performing arts community.
Stellar Quines will present The Last Queen of Scotland as part of the showcase, and writer Jaimini Jethwa joined several other performers in sharing extracts of their work with launch guests.
The wealth of talent working in Scotland’s performing arts sector is reflected in a strong line-up of companies, ensembles and artists including; National Theatre of Scotland, Scottish Dance Theatre, Gary McNair, Capercaille’s Donald Shaw, Andy Canon, Stellar Quines [The Last Queen of Scotland], FK Alexander, WHYTE, Dogstar Theatre Company, Pauline Goldsmith, Capella Novella, Withered Hand, Iklan, Savage Mansion, Joan Clevillé Dance, Caroline Bowditch and Company, Sean Shibe, Modern Studies and Lomond Campbell, Utter, Tom Poulson, children’s favourites The Polar Bears, MJ McCarthy and Red Bridge Arts, Apphia Campbell, Robbie Thomson and Cryptic.
Since its inception in 2009, Made in Scotland has funded 125 companies, ensembles and artists to showcase over 180 shows. The onward touring fund has enabled 65 productions to tour across six continents, visiting over 35 countries.