Five reasons to see Liza Pulman: Everything's Coming up Roses
- Arusa Qureshi
- 17 August 2016
This article is from 2016
Fascinating Aida performer goes solo
1. As part of comedy-cabaret trio Fascinating Aïda, Liza Pulman has been entertaining audiences for over a decade with her powerful soprano voice and outrageously witty banter. With three Olivier Award nominations, as well as countless others in the bag and a successful solo career presently in the works, Pulman has proven herself worthy as a seasoned performer.
2. Everything's Coming up Roses is her chance to truly shine without the accompaniment of her Fascinating Aïda co-stars. It's an hour-long foray into a range of classics, and a tribute to her music and comedy roots, traversing a diverse range of songs with laughter, emotion and endless charm.
3. The name of the game is all things green. Taking inspiration from the botanical world, each song in the show has a connection to greenery, including flowers, plants and gardens. Not a theme ripe for hilarity, but Pulman makes it work.
4. Accompanied by Joseph Atkins on the piano, Pulman takes on a number of songs, from 'Tip Toe Through the Tulips' to Neil Diamond's 'You Don't Bring Me Flowers', blending her quirky and satirical humour with her sharp musical talent as a soprano singer.
5. Also performing with Fascinating Aïda in a separate greatest hits-themed show, Pulman will be doing two performances a day for a week, something that takes a lot of energy and expertise to pull off without total chaos. But there's no doubt that she'll do just that, with huge amounts of sass along the way.
Pleasance Courtyard, 22–29 Aug, 2.30pm, £10–£13 (£8.50–£11.50).