The Team

Hollie Milburn

Founder and Artistic 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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Ellie Rutherford

Mini Hatters Tutor
Training:

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Amy Cook

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

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Sophie Wilson

Mad Hatters Show Director
Training: The Poor School

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Michaela Murphy

Private Singing Tutor from Jan 2019
Training: Irish College of Musical Theatre

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Mad Hatters Assistants:

 

Sylvia Johanson

Sylvia had been involved with Mad Hatters Theatre School from the day it opened!  Not only was she a wonderful helping hand and knew everything about the School, but she is also Hollie’s lovely Mother!  Sadly Sylvia died in February 2018 and there is now a very large whole in the Mad Hatters Family.  Sylvia loved to watch the children grow in confidence when she could attend and enjoyed seeing their talents develop whilst they are at Mad Hatters.  She took great pride in both the School and all it stands for.  Sylvia loved Mad Hatters Theatre School and will continue to encourage and support all who attend the School, both students and staff alike in spirit.

 

Katy Gardiner

Katy has been as assistant at Mad Hatters Theatre School for a number of years and both of her two young boys both attend with us. 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 Mad Hatters 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, that she occasionally manages if Hollie is ever away!

 

Holly French

Holly has been training at Mad Hatters Theatre School since Autumn 2013.  She is currently studying for AS Level exams and has spent her whole childhood performing either in Dance or Musical Theatre Shows.  Holly is a keen Latin and Ballroom Dancer and has played large roles within Mad Hatters Productions including the lead role of Peter Pan in ‘Peter Pan the Musical’ in 2015.  Holly loves Mad Hatters therefore assisting at the Mini Hatters is the perfect way for Holly to pass on her passion for both the School and performing to the younger generation within the School.  Holly is very proud to be involved with Mad Hatters Theatre School as both a student and as an assistant.

 

Megan Chalkley

Megan is a current student at Mad Hatters Theatre Schools Senior Hatters and has been training with us since the age of 9 years.  Megan has a vast knowledge of Musical Theatre for a student so young and is determined to go to Drama School and become a professional Performer.  Megan has played large roles within Mad Hatters Productions including the female lead Wendy ‘Peter Pan the Musical’ in 2015 and most recently Penny Pingleton in ‘Hairspray the Musical’ in 2018.  Megan loves Mad Hatters and has volunteered to assist with the Mini Hatters to give something back to both the community and Mad hatters itself, what a girl!!  Megan is very proud to be involved with Mad Hatters Theatre School as both a student and as an assistant.

 

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 creative within the Theatre field therefore would like to enter a career in stage make-up and design.  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 Junior Hatters is enabling her to do this. Chloe is very proud to be involved with Mad Hatters Theatre School. 

 

TUTORS AND ASSISTANTS ARE EXPERIENCED AND DBS CERTIFIED.