Meet the ARTZ PRODUCTIONS TEAM:
Rachel Millar - Artistic Director
Rachel was born and bred in Stafford and caught the musical and performing bug from her Father, who has been part of the local theatre scene for the past 40 years!
Starting with dance shows and school performances, Rachel then made her way through the ranks of the County Music Service, joining the county Junior Choir and progressing to the County Youth Choir. Stafford Operatic Society became her next port of call where she took lead roles in their shows and then began directing for the society.
Rachel has a passion for music and performing and enjoys developing the performance skills of both children and adults. Aside from working as part of ARTZ delivering music and performing arts in local schools, Rachel has been as a professional director and choreographer for local theatre groups for over a decade, with many theatrical credits in her ever increasing portfolio!
Liz Talbot - Musical Director
Liz Talbot, originally from Stoke on Trent, began her musical life under the close watch of her musician mum. Gaining a BMus Hons and PGCE in Music she has now been teaching music for over 25 years.
Liz’s experience in leading musical activities, in both the community and on a professional level, has grown at a fast rate over the last 2 decades and she is now a popular and skilled conductor and musical director within Staffordshire’s musical world.
One of Liz’s specialist fields, Musical Theatre is evident in her ever-growing portfolio of Musical Productions as Musical Director. Working with many theatre companies across the country Liz has worked on a wide variety of shows in venues such as Buxton Opera House, Regent Theatre, Victoria Hall, Royal Northern College of Music, Sheffield Lyceum, Mitchell Memorial Theatre, Stoke Rep and Stafford Gatehouse.
Liz is also the co-founder and Musical Director of the highly acclaimed 'All Woman' choir, which is now in its seventh successful year. With over 300 members, ALL WOMAN has performed a number of large scale concerts at the Victoria Hall, Hanley, wowing their sell-out audiences. Liz also now works for several other local choirs as their Musical Director.