As one-third of the irreverent singing trio Fascinating Aïda, Liza Pulman is well-known to London audiences for performing cabaret. Following the success last year of her solo Songs of Hollywood show, the talented singer is taking on a new challenge for 2017. Her new show entitled Liza Sings Streisand, sees her singing the hits of the revered film star Barbra Streisand and has been met with rave reviews.
Liza took some time out to take our Sugar Rush Quiz.
What are you currently working on?
I’m having a rest from working on anything for the future because I’ve just opened my Streisand show and my head is spinning.
What is the one thing that has helped you to become successful?
A lot of amazing friends, perseverance and a lot of support
What is your favourite Book?
The Three Musketeers
What are you currently watching on TV?
I’ve started watching House of Cards
Would you choose the cinema, theatre or a restaurant for a night out?
What’s your favourite sweet?
I’m not a massive sweet person actually. I would rather have cheese.
What did you want to be when you were a child?
I briefly wanted to be a fish doctor because I had a goldfish, which my father won for me at the fair. We called her Felicity and I remember seeing her floating corpse on top of the water. I was so traumatized by it that I thought perhaps I could do something to save the goldfish. It didn’t last long and then I wanted to be a singer.
What was the naughtiest thing you did when you were a child?
I tried to get to my Christmas presents, which I knew my mum had stashed on the very top of some very expensive handmade wardrobes. I hung on the bar like a gymnast to pull myself up to see what was on the top and I brought the entire stretch of wardrobes down. My mum and dad were so unimpressed!
What is your proudest achievement to date?
At the moment I feel like it’s this show, because I’m incredibly proud of what we’ve done. Probably bigger than that, I learned to drive 18 months ago and I’m 48 and I passed first time, so I think that’s the proudest I’ve ever felt about anything I’ve done in my life.
More Streisand stuff! We’ve had some amazing reactions so we are definitely going to book up some more. Then I want to do more singing with my band next year.