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Meet the Team
Stellar Quine of the Month
Working with us
Work in Progress
Village Pub Theatre
Joan Eardley: A Private View
Knit Two Together
Untaught to Shine
Gender in Scottish Theatre
– Meet the Team
– Stellar Quine of the Month
– Working with us
Work in Progress
– Rehearsal Rooms
– Village Pub Theatre
– Joan Eardley: A Private View
– Knit Two Together
– The Gamblers
– Untaught to Shine
– Digital Development
– Gender in Scottish Theatre
The Lover (2018)
An exotic tale of remembered passion.
The Last Queen of Scotland (2017)
Fae Uganda to Dundee - a story from a community in exile.
The 306: Day (2017)
The second part of Oliver Emanuel and Gareth William’s powerful new First World War trilogy exploring how the war affected women, families, and communities on the home front.
The View From Castle Rock (2016)
A Scottish family’s journey in search of a better life in Canada by Alice Munro, adapted by Linda McLean
The Air That Carries the Weight (2016)
World premiere of new play by Rebecca Sharp, directed by Muriel Romanes.
Threads a play about women, work and knitting by Sylvia Dow
The Deliverance (2015)
“I’m all children all mothers all young girls I’m everything that suffers and here before you Jesus in front of you in this dreadful storm I’m a woman who’s dying and who wants to see her son and I’m a daughter who’s crying and who wants to find her father and I’m blood flesh and death and you can’t do anything for me just because you are just a man” – The Deliverance
The Jennifer Tremblay Trilogy (2015)
This Summer Stellar Quines present the full trilogy of plays by acclaimed Quebecois writer Jennifer Tremblay at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015. This is the first time the trilogy will have been performed in English in the UK. Each play is a story in its own right; together they form a powerful piece of theatre. Set in Quebec they follow a woman’s journey of discovery about her past.
The Fair Intellectual Club (2015)
A funny, challenging, moving true tale of teenage love, friendship and betrayal set at the dawn of the Scottish Enlightenment.
13 Sunken Years (2014)
The story of three generations of women dealing with loss in their lives one way or another but finding strength from each other and from the landscape that surrounds them.
The Carousel (2014)
Nothing can stop the carousel. While driving to her dying mother’s bedside, a woman calls upon the spirit of her dead grandmother. So begins a quest through a labyrinth of memories. The Carousel is a journey that shatters the certainties of a woman marked by a pitiless landscape. Ultimately, joy prevails, in a final ride on the carousel.
The List Film (2013/2014)
The List film, produced in association with Screen Academy Scotland at Edinburgh Napier University, transforms the intimacy of live theatre directly onto the big screen.
Dare to Care (2014)
Arriving for a spell behind bars, a group of women tell their stories in a sometimes crazy, often poignant insight into their lives and the price they’ll pay.
The List (2012 & 2013)
The List is an award winning story of a woman struggling to adjust to rural life. Increasingly isolated, she keeps life in order through obsessive list making where remembering to do something or neglecting it becomes the difference between life and death.
Ground-breaking international co-production between Stellar Quines and Montreal based Imago Theatre. ANA blends the rhythms of Scots-English with Canadian-French to explore a space that words alone cannot describe.
Age of Arousal (2011)
1885 – a time of great passion, great confusion. Virtue is barely holding down its petticoats. Women are bursting their corsets with unbridled desire.
The Girls of Slender Means (2010)
Poised on the edge of a defining moment in 1945, a community of young women in bomb-damaged London is living in extraordinary and momentous times.
Baby Baby (2009)
Pinkie and April always see each other about town. They have different friends, different styles, and different tastes.
The Unconquered (2007 & 2008)
The Unconquered is a dark, furious, fast-moving story about a fiercely intelligent young girl and her relentless rejection of the establishment.
Perfect Pie (2006)
While Patsy marries a prosperous farmer and stays in the town she grew up in, wild child Francesca follows the lights of the big city as a successful actress.
Three Thousand Troubled Threads (2005)
Set in present-day Glasgow, Three Thousand Troubled Threads tells the story of Ying, a second-generation young Chinese woman.
The Memory of Water (2004)
Three sisters meet on the eve of their mother’s funeral. Together they rummage through their collective memories, dredging up old stories, events and conflicts.
Sweet Fanny Adams in Eden (2003)
Sweet Fanny Adams in Eden is a bold, bright, curious fairy tale.
Wit is an original and triumphant celebration of life, death and the power of human kindness.
The Reel of the Hanged Man (2000)
Abitibi, Québec, the 1960s. A poverty-stricken family live in self-imposed isolation. The volatile authoritarian father searches for freedom; the mother remains silent and powerless.
Learning the Paso Doble (1999)
Pearl was larger than life. An indestructible woman crackling in drip-dry crimpolene, and with a passion for Belgian chocolate.
The Clearing (1998/9)
A powerful love story, set in a small Irish farming community against the epic backdrop of Oliver Cromwell's 'ethnic cleansing' of Ireland.
A dramatic and provocative play about the lives of five women and a teenage boy seeking sanctuary in a women's refuge.
The Seal Wife (1995)
The Seal Wife is a modern version of the Scottish myth of the Selkies, the Seal People, who can change shape from seal to human.
Night Sky (1994)
Night Sky tells the story of Anna, a brilliant astronomer, whose life is devastated by a freak accident that destroys her ability to remember, understand and communicate.
Stellar Quines aims to produce at least one show a year. Find out more about our latest production and browse the archive.
Work in Progress
The development of new work is critical to Stellar Quines. Our Work in Progress mainly takes the form of Rehearsal Room script development and the commissioning of new work.
Stellar Quines? projects are designed to enable us to work with as many women, and facilitate as many female voices, as possible.
Research is essential to Stellar Quines, both in terms of continually interrogating our core remit and developing artistically.