Rachel Miller is a musician, composer and storyteller recognised for work which is original and spellbinding. 


Storytelling at its finest’ Barbican Theatre


 'a delight - a delicious fusing of words, music and sound-effects' Matt Harvey, Poet, BBC Radio 4 


'A mesmerising storyteller - creating a rich and atmospheric world'  Resonance Radio, London 


As both a professional musician and storyteller she weaves together sound, music and words creating a rich and atmospheric world.


Recent projects included an exciting opportunity to work as musical director and composer for PuppetCraft's new show 'Monkey!' - written specifically for the company by poet Michael Rosen ( Children's Laureate 2007 - 2009)


More info http://www.puppetcraft.co.uk/?page_id=955 


She has worked and performed with puppet craft for over 15 years - as musician, composer and storyteller.



Solo Shows:  She has several different shows - some for adults and some specifically for children. 


For Adults ( and children 7+). Shows 40 - 50 minutes.


Baba Yaga - a fiery, powerful and mesmerising Russian tale of a young girls journey to get fire from with Baba Yaga 


Selkie - a soulful tale of love, loss and yearning. A classic Celtic and Inuit myth of a seal woman who has her seal-skin stolen by a lonely hunter.


Descent of Innana - an ancient Sumerian tale and one of the oldest stories ever recorded. A tale of descent into the underworld, transformation and return.


Children of Lir - a classic tragic celtic tale about children transformed into swans 


The Lifestory of Princess Mandarava - a classic tale from the Tibetan life-story tradition. Princess Mandarava is a great scholar who does not wish to be married but wishes to follow her own path of truth.


 For Children 3- 11 years


The Silly Monkeys - A storytelling performance of 6 Jataka Tales - heartwarming, humorous and wise animal tales. see www.thesillymonkeys.co.uk


Fairy Tea Party - Fairy tales and tales of fairies .


There are a variety of small table top puppet shows - including Goldilocks and the Three Bears and also a version of The 3 Pigs - with puppets made from vegetables. Shows are between 35 and 50 minutes ore info see www.sonictales.co.uk


She also runs interactive music and storytelling workshops for children.


Storytelling CD's available: 


 "The Silly Monkeys and Other Fables" was released last year and is a delightful collection of ancient Indian Fables, Jataka Tales, which are brought to life with music and sound. 


  'These stories are beautifuly brought to life for children and parents alike' Apples and Snakes - UK's leading organisation for performance poetry 


'This CD is of real benefit in Primary schools through RE and assemblies' Jonathan Marshall, MBE, Plymouth Centre for Faith an Diversity 


For more info and audio clips see www.thesillymonkeys.co.uk 


 'Baba Yaga' - a fiery dynamic Russion tale set in original music 


 For more info see www.sonictales.co.uk