Liza's previous tours presented 'The Songs of Hollywood' and took inspiration from gardens and gardening for 'Everything's Coming Up Roses'. 'Liza Sings Streisand' now weaves together Barbra's history, humour and harmony with the help of six-piece band, The Stardust Ensemble.
Featuring all the greatest Streisand hits, from Evergreen to The Way We Were, Don't Rain On My Parade to Second Hand Rose, the show boasts new arrangements and orchestrations of Barbra's legendary music.
Showbiz is in Liza's blood. As the daughter of screenwriter Jack Pulman (I, Claudius, War and Peace) and actress Barbara Young (Coronation Street, Family Affairs, Last of the Summer Wine) she was immersed in a world of film, scripts, acting and music at a young age, the perfect set-up her for a career on the stage.
''I always sang as a kid,'' she recalls. ''My mum, my sister and I would sing close-harmony on long car journeys and my sister and I sang together for years as The Pulman Sisters, singing music from the '20s, '30s and '40s. We started out just singing at our parent's parties but ended up singing in the foyers of the National Theatre and the Royal Festival Hall. We were good. We made a great sound, like only siblings can. Then I went to music college (Guildhall School of Music and Drama) where I studied singing for six long years, before joining the Glyndebourne Chorus as a junior principle. It was a pretty amazing start.''
In 2004 Liza joined Dillie Keane and Adele Anderson in Fascinating Aïda, the satirical cabaret singing act. The trio are currently on sabbatical but hope to return to performing next year. In the meantime Liza is enjoying devising her solo shows.
''I love creating new arrangements of songs that people know really well and also introducing the audience to songs they might not already know. Then taking all of these songs and shaping them into a great night. Light and shade. Fast and slow. Big and small. There's a natural flow to these things and it's a fabulous challenge to find it.''
Liza's mum once met Barbra Streisand and it is stories like this that Liza weaves between songs, bringing her own personal slant to Streisand's life and music.
"Barbra Streisand is a legend, her talent across singing, directing and screenwriting, and her rhythm as a natural comedian have all inspired me both on and off stage. Working with my band to bring together the best of her songs has been a real treat and we can't wait to share this with everybody."
Liza Sings Streisand 2017 UK tour dates:
May 3: Belgrade Theatre, Coventry; May 5: The Stables, Wavendon; May 8/ 22/ June 12: Crazy Coqs – Live at Zedel. London; May 10: The Capitol, Horsham; May 19: Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot; May 31: The Radlett Centre, Radlett;
June 2: The Auden Theatre, Holt;
June 4: Royal & Derngate, Northampton;
June 8: Opera House, Jersey.