Carl Miller’s plays have been commissioned and produced by theatres all over England and around the world, including the National Theatre in London. From work created for solo performers to large cast spectacles, he creates drama that entertains, provokes and delights audiences in spaces from the intimate to the epic.

His writing finds playful theatrical forms appropriate to each new creation. You can read extracts from many of his works and follow links to his published scripts on this site.

Carl has been exploring LGBTQ+ characters, stories and themes throughout his career.

“nothing less than a compressed history of gay identity itself … dazzling writing”
TIME OUT on Carl’s book Stages of Desire

His work by, for and with young people includes original stories and adaptations for family audiences, plays specifically written for large casts of young people and workshops encouraging young writers.

“Exhilarating … Carl Miller has a long and honourable record as a writer and adapter of plays for young people”
FINANCIAL TIMES on Emil and the Detectives at the National Theatre

His work with composers creating musicals and music theatre ranges from outdoor festival song theatre with Helen Chadwick to the internationally produced Brontë musical Wasted with Christopher Ash.

“essential viewing if you’re interested in the future of the British musical”
WHATSONSTAGE on Wasted at Southwark Playhouse

He also continues to develop immersive work combining live and digital performance.

“a technological triumph”
MORNING STAR on Frankenstein for the National Youth Theatre


Carl’s agent is

The Agency
24 Pottery Lane
Holland Park
W11 4LZ

Email Tanya

+44 (0)20 7467 0108

photographs by Amy Cassidy
website by Zara Nunn

Carl Miller with bus in background