The Team

Hollie Milburn

Founder and Artistic Director
Mini Hatters Tutor, Extra Hatters Director
Training: Guilford School of Acting, BA Hons Musical Theatre

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Philip Mitchell

Friday Junior and Senior Hatters Singing Tutor
Musical Director for NHS Lewisham Choir

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Nicola Filshie

Tiny Hatters Tutor
Training: Scottish Ballet School and Bird College.

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Joshua Plummer

Friday Junior and Senior Hatters Stage Combat Tutor
Training: East 15 Acting School

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Amy Cook

Friday Junior and Senior Hatters Dance Tutor
Training: Royal Ballet School and London Studio Centre.

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George Bradfield

Friday Junior and Senior Hatters Acting Tutor
Training: Emil Dale Academy

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Terema Wainwright

Monday Junior Hatters Singing Tutor
Training: Hertfordshire Theatre School

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Mad Hatters Assistants:

Sylvia Johanson:

Sylvia has been involved with Mad Hatters Theatre School from the day it opened!  Not only is she a wonderful assistant and knows everything about the School, but she is also Hollie’s lovely Mother!  Sylvia loves watching the children grow in confidence when she can attend and enjoys seeing their talents develop whilst they are at Mad Hatters.  She takes great pride in both the School and all is stands for.  Sylvia loves Mad Hatters Theatre School and will continue to encourage and support all who attend the School, both students and staff alike.


Katy Gardiner:
Katy is a Volunteer at Mad Hatters Main School where her two young boys both attend. Katy pursues Acting and Performing as a hobby and is Chairperson for Biggleswade Amateur Theatre Society (BATS). Katy loves all aspects of performing, her assistance with the Main School is excellent and her tea Making skills are unrivalled . Katy thoroughly enjoys assisting at Mad Hatters and is proud to be part of the team.


Talena Day
Talena trained at Mad Hatters Theatre School until 2014. She is now attending University aiming to gain her Professional Childcare qualifications. Talena loves combining her two passions in life, theatre and looking after children, the refore assisting at Mad Hatters ‘ Tuesday Mini Hatters’ the perfect mix. Talena hopes to help and inspire young actors to be brave and build their confidence on stage. Talena too is very proud to be involved with Mad Hatters Theatre School as a member of staff as well as an ex – student.


Chloe White
Chloe is the older sibling of two of our Mad Hatters and has a keen interest in all things related to the backstage running of shows and theatre.  Chloe has recently passed her GCSE’s and is starting her further education studying Art and Set Design.  Chloe’s main aim is to be able to design and create Professional Theatre Sets.  Alongside pursuing her career aspirations Chloe is keen to encourage young children into the land of theatre and to believe in themselves, therefore assisting at Mad Hatters ‘Thursday Mini Hatters’ and ‘Friday Junior Hatters’ is enabling her to do this. Chloe is very proud to be involved with Mad Hatters Theatre School.