Mums back to work – discussion and guide

Earlier this year we were invited by Outside the Box to be part of the discussion to help shape practice around women’s equal access to the workplace. We fed back some thoughts and responses from discussions we have had with women in the creative industry.
Please read the Discussion Paper and

Retrospective look at Cat and Mouse presented on International Women’s Day 2011

On International Women’s Day 2011, the 100th anniversary, Stellar Quines presented a reading of Cat and Mouse by Ajay Close. This told the story of the Scottish suffragettes that were imprisoned in Perth Prison and the terrible ordeals they suffered during their incarceration.
This was staged during Stellar Quines production of

The Herald – new musical comedy Bingo! deserves a full house

LAST week’s unprecedented snowmaggedon may have caused Edinburgh to resemble a ghost town in what was pretty much a locked-down country, with shops and schools closing early, and public transport at a minimum. Anyone frequenting Meadowbank retail park, however, will be aware that at least one institution remained open for

Scottish Field – TV stars to tour in new Scottish stage comedy

Two Scottish theatre companies are collaborating in new musical comedy which is touring the country.
Grid Iron and Stellar Quines theatre companies come together to create Bingo!, a new musical comedy empowering women, writes Stacey Wylie.
Starring both stage and screen names including Louise McCarthy from ScotSquad and Two Doors Down, Wendy

Evening News – House! From bingo hall to Assembly Hall

EYES down for a full house… Every week more than two million women pour into local bingo halls across the UK, each hoping for that all elusive life-changing call.
Daniella’s one of those women. Except she isn’t just hopeful. She’s desperate. She needs Lady Luck to smile down on her

Joyce McMillan meets the team behind new comedy musical Bingo!

The team behind new musical drama Bingo!, about a group of women hoping their numbers come up, are aiming to hit the jackpot themselves Bring together Grid Iron Theatre, Edinburgh’s brilliant specialists in site-specific performance, and Stellar Quines, Scotland’s top theatre company led by and focused on women, and what

Update on Stellar Quines Creative Scotland Regular Funding 2018 – 2021

Edinburgh based theatre company Stellar Quines, that have for over 25 years celebrated the value and diversity of women and girls, has secured their position as one of Creative Scotland’s Regular Funding Organisation Portfolio 2018 – 2021.
The 3 year award of £409,333 represents a 22% cut to the company’s regular

Meet Shilpa T-Hyland – one of our new Board Pioneers

I am delighted to be joining Stellar Quines’ board as a pioneer this year. It’s a fantastic opportunity to learn more about what boards do and how companies are governed. I hope I’ll gain insight into the kinds of problem solving, creative discussion and analysis which is important for helping


#Respectis – join a collective response to the bravery of disclosure seen through #Metoo to make a statement about what behaviours we expect and demand.
What does RESPECT mean to you? Share up to 3 words, in text, sound, film or images, anyway you prefer that sum up what RESPECT means

Adela Martinez – My time with the Quines

Meet Adela who is spending a few months with us here at Stellar Quines as an intern. We asked her to share why she wanted to come and work with the Quines. 
My name is…
My name is Adela Martinez. I’m 18 years old and I come from a small town in

Two new plays celebrating girls join Tonic Theatre’s Platform series

Tonic Theatre has joined forces with Nick Hern Books to create Platform – an online bookshop where you can access scripts that put the stories of girls centre stage. Aimed at addressing gender imbalance in theatre, Platform comprises big-cast plays with predominantly or all-female casts, written specifically for performance by young

Jemima Levick

Artistic Director & CEO

Jemima was appointed Artistic Director and Chief Executive in May 2016. Prior to that, she served as Artistic Director and as Associate Director at Dundee Rep Theatre for seven years. She trained at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh and on a Scottish Arts Council Director Traineeship. Read more