Milly Thomas is an actor and writer, living in London. She began writing when she graduated in 2014 from the BA Acting at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
Milly’s first full-length play ‘A First World Problem’ opened at Theatre503 in July 2014 to critical acclaim. She was then commissioned by The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama to write ‘Piggies’ in 2015 . Her play ‘Clickbait’ opened the 2016 spring season at Theatre503 and played to sold-out audiences and an extended run. Her plays ‘Brutal Cessation’ and ‘Dust’ ran at The Edinburgh Fringe in 2017, with Milly receiving the Stage Edinburgh Award for her performance in ‘Dust’.
She is a member of both the Young Writers’ Lab 2015 and Writer’s Lab Alumni 2017 at Soho Theatre. She has taken part in The Royal Court Writers’ Group 2016 led, by playwright Stef Smith, and of ‘Headstart’ – a group comprising of ten playwrights assembled by Headlong Theatre Company and Blacklisted Films. She was shortlisted for Old Vic 12 in 2016 and has recently been selected for HighTide First Commissions in 2017. She has also had work shortlisted for Masterclass: Pitch Your Play and several of her short plays have been produced by Little Pieces of Gold at The Southwark Playhouse and by The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and most recently by Fine Mess Theatre at The Park.
For television, Milly has taken part in writers’ rooms for Pure Grass Films, Balloon Entertainment and Brown Eyed Boy and has recently completed the 2016 Channel 4 Screenwriting Course. Her television credits include original BBC3 series ‘Clique’ and ‘River City’ for BBC Scotland, both in 2017. She is currently under option with Company Pictures. Milly is also an improviser and member of the improvisation troupe ‘The Beau Zeaux’. She also performs regularly as an improviser for ‘Voices In Your Head’. Both shows are co-productions of The Spontaneity Shop and SO Television.
Milly is also an improviser and member of the improvisation troupe ‘The Beau Zeaux’. She also performs regularly as an improviser for ‘Voices In Your Head’. Both shows are co-productions of The Spontaneity Shop and SO Television.
Acting - BA Acting (Acting Pathway) - The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
Oct 2011 - Jul 2014
- Modern Languages