Baby Friendly Performances of Hope and Joy

Stellar Quines and Pearlfisher are proud to pilot an initiative to support carers and their babies to enjoy Scottish Theatre.
During our tour of Hope and Joy several performances will be baby friendly.
Designed for non mobile babies 12 months and under and their carers performances will be adjusted to make

CALL OUT FOR SUBMISSIONS: Letters To… My Coven

CALL OUT FOR SUBMISSIONS: Letters To… My Coven

Today we are putting a call out for submissions for the fifth instalment of our creative writing series: Letters to… This time, Stellar Quines would like you to write a letter to your coven.
Coven’s come in many shapes and sizes: from friendship groups to matriarchal

Exploring ‘Fibres’ through Creative Learning

Exploring and examining the complex themes within Fibres (a story of love, laughter and the untold legacy of Glasgow’s shipyards) has taken our creative learning associate, Rosie, on a rollercoaster ride of experiences. From creating short pieces inspired by the themes and characters within the play with community groups, to connecting with

Frances Poet speaks on Woman’s Hour

The playwright Frances Poet tells Woman’s Hour about Fibres her new play which explores the legacy of asbestos in the Glasgow shipyards. Phyllis Craig from the charity Action on Asbestos tells us about the women and families affected by the exposure.
 
 

Frances Poet, speaks to Nadine Bay at The National

“If you have a connection to the material, it will be painful but hopefully cathartic, because we can hold the anger you are feeling. If you don’t have a connection, it will make you feel angry and hold that for others.”
Writer of Fibres, Frances Poet, speaks to Nadine Bay at

Ruth Wishart at the Helensburgh Advertisers looks ahead to the Fibres tour

“Because it’s a Glasgow story, I found my characters making me laugh, even in the face of tragedy. Their resilience was irresistible. And suddenly the play I was writing wasn’t a tragedy but a love story with as many laughs as tears”
Ruth Wishart at the Helensburgh Advertisers looks ahead to

Frances Poet speaks to Neil Cooper at the Herald

“The more laughter we see onstage, the more we feel the characters’ pain”
Frances Poet speaks to Neil Cooper at the Herald about what inspired her to tell the story of Fibres

Jonathan Watson talks to the Sunday Post

“You can use humour to see you through dark times and I think that’s reflected in Fibres,”
Jonathan Watson talks to the Sunday Post about his role in Fibres, touring Scotland this Autumn.

Jonathan Watson talks to the Evening Times.

This isn’t what Beanie thought Jack meant when he promised “what’s mine is yours”.
Jonathan Watson talks to the Evening Times about the heartbreaking and heartwarming story of Fibres.

Stellar Quines present a double bill of shows this Autumn

Stellar Quines will be on the road with two new productions in October and November. Stellar Quines and Citizens Theatre present Fibres, by Frances Poet and Stellar Quines and Pearlfisher present Hope and Joy, by Ellie Stewart. The productions will be on tours round Scotland from Oct to Nov. Read more

Motherhood Special – Update

Stellar Quines are dedicated to making sure all of our engagement projects are explored and evaluated as best as possible, so for our ‘Motherhood Special’ project we asked one of the participants to tell us a little more about what a typical day looks like to her, and how our

Motherhood Special – Stellar Quines and Stepping Stones Partnership

Stepping Stones is a voluntary organisation that provides support services to young parent families and pregnant women living in the North Edinburgh area. They aim to promote and support the social development and education of families with young children and Stellar Quines have been working with them for the past

CALL OUT FOR SUBMISSIONS: Letters To… My Body Hair

Today we are putting a call out for submissions for the fourth installment of our creative writing series: Letters to… This time, Stellar Quines would like you to write a letter to your body hair.
Whether you grow or you mow, Stellar Quines would like you to write a letter to

Booking open for This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing

This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing photo by Beth Chalmers

Booking is now open for our first ever production for young people. As part of the Edinburgh International Children’s Festival on-tour programme, the UK premiere of children’s show This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing will be touring across Scotland from Dumfries to Skye from 11 May before opening at the Festival in Edinburgh later in the month. Read more