Millie Haldane

MA Drama Writing


Biography

Millie is a writer from Glasgow whose work is intimate, searching and lyrical, pulling raw emotional depth from characters and stories. Her first plays were kitchen-sink naturalism, playing with witty dialogue and exploring everyday themes of desire, belonging and loneliness. Her nine-part anthology of monologues for pub performance, Scratchings, enjoyed sold-out runs at St Andrews University, the 2023 Edinburgh Fringe (5* Theatre Scotland) and various Bristol venues.

On her journey through the MA her writing took a more expressive turn, employing poetic and lyrical language to express bold and searing female-led narratives. Her New Writing Festival play, An Elegy For a Spaceman mixes all of her writing passions, using various theatrical forms in conjunction with natural, funny dialogue to create a kaleidoscopic yet intimate story of masculinity, longing and grief.

Millie enjoys having many projects on the go and is currently working on a one-woman show about street harassment and the snowball effects of trauma, as well as an abstract poetry-style piece connecting femininity and birds, which is written specifically for Temple Church, Bristol. She also greatly enjoys dramaturgy, and is seeking to continue with this following her studies at BOVTS. 

Graduate Sahir Mehta
As soon as I visited the School, I fell in love with the place. Perhaps it sounds a bit irrational, but sometimes you get a vibe - and you just know! BOVTS gave me all the tools I needed to prepare for a career as an actor. Sahir Mehta, MA Professional Acting, 2018