Liza Pulman

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Liza Pulman
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Liza Pulman performing with Fascinating Aïda in 2008.
Liza Kate Pulman

OccupationActress, Singer, Musician
AwardsNominated for 2005 & 2010 Drama Desk Award with Fascinating Aïda

Liza Kate Pulman (born 1969) is a British singer and actress, known since 2004 as a third of the cabaret group Fascinating Aïda. As a member of the group, she received Drama Desk Award nominations in 2005 and 2010.


Personal life[edit]

Born in 1969 in Westminster,[1] Pulman trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and was previously married to the Irish-born actor David Ganly. Liza is the daughter of actress Barbara Young (with whom she appeared in the musical Fanny) and screen writer Jack Pulman. She lives in Cornwall with her husband Steve Hutt.

She was on the London Underground train which was bombed in the 7 July 2005 London bombings; her mobile phone footage of the experience was broadcast on international television and her article published in the G2 section of The Guardian.[2]


Pulman appeared in The Gondoliers and The Coffee House at the Chichester Festival Theatre. Her previous acting credits include her portrayal of Violet in the London Palladium's production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and she starred opposite Phillip Schofield and Russ Abbot in the British national tour of Doctor Dolittle.

She has also played Cathy in Wuthering Heights (European tour), Eurydice in the world premiere of Harrison Birtwistle's The Second Mrs. Kong (Glyndebourne Festival Opera), and leading roles with Music Theatre London, the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company and the Carl Rosa Opera Company. Her many cabaret performances include Listen Up! with composer and lyricist Jason Carr. She appeared in Dick Whittington at the Watford Palace Theatre from November 2008 to January 2009.[3][clarification needed][4]

In 2016 Pulman toured with her solo show 'Liza Pulman Sings Hollywood'. In 2017 Liza created her solo show Liza Pulman Sings Streisand which she continues to tour in 2018.

Fascinating Aïda[edit]

Pulman joined Fascinating Aïda in 2004 and has appeared on their albums, including Absolutely Fascinating. As part of Fascinating Aïda she received a Drama Desk Award nomination in 2005 for their performances in New York. In 2015, she was touring England with Charm Offensive Fascinating Aïda, soon after they completed a new CD andDVD called Cheap Flights. In 2016 they completed a run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe called 'Back in the Saddle' and released a DVD and CD.


Fascinating Aïda performing in 2008.
  • 2017 Liza Pulman Sings Streisand
  • 2016, Fascinating Aïda, Back in the Saddle, Fringe
  • 2016, Liza Pulman Sings Hollywood
  • 2013, Fascinating Aïda, Charm Offensive, UK tour, Pip Broughton
  • 2013, Stage, Amanda, Sleeping Arrangements, Landor Theatre, Rob McWhir
  • 2011, Stage, Lead, Let's Misbehave, Salisbury Playhouse, Simon Green
  • 2011, Stage, Margaret, Molly Wobbly's Tit Factory, Lyric, Belfast, Paul Boyd
  • 2011, Stage, Company, Mean Time (Workshop), Menier Chocolate Factory, Jonathan Butterall
  • 2011, Stage, Fairy Godmother, Pericles, Regents Park Open Air Theatre, Natalie Abrahami
  • 2010, Fascinating Aïda, Pearls before Wine, UK tour, Frank Thompson
  • 2009, Fascinating Aïda, Absolutely Miraculous, UK tour, Frank Thompson
  • 2008, Fairy Bowbells, Dick Whittington, Watford Palace Theatre, Joyce Branagh
  • 2008, Fascinating Aïda, UK tour, Frank Thompson
  • 2008, The Black & White Ball, King's Head Theatre, Matthew White
  • 2007, The Mother, Take Flight, Menier Chocolate Factory, Sam Buntrock
  • 2007, Mrs Lindburgh, Take Flight, Menier Chocolate Factory, Sam Buntrock
  • 2007, Mrs Darling, Peter Pan, QDOS/Bristol Hippodrome
  • 2006, Little Red Riding Hood, Into the Woods, Derby Playhouse, Karen Louise Hebbdon
  • 2006, Midsomer Murders, TV series, episode "Dance With the Dead", as a 1940s crooner.
  • 2006, Fascinating Aïda, Absolutely Fabulous, Theater Row, 42nd Street, New York, Simon Green
  • 2005, Fanny in Fanny (Sadler's Wells, Lost Musicals Season)
  • Violet in the original cast of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (London Palladium)
  • 2003, Tessa in The Gondoliers Chichester Festival Theatre
  • Nephew's Wife in A Christmas Carol (Chichester Festival Theatre)
  • Emma Fairfax in Doctor Dolittle opposite Phillip Schofield (UK tour)
  • Mrs Darling in Peter Pan (Swindon)
  • Goldilocks in Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Book (Soho Theatre)
  • Lady Nelson in Nelson The Musical (Soho Theatre)
  • Maid Marian in Robin Hood (Nuffield Theatre, Southampton)
  • 2003, Vittoria in The Coffee House (Minerva, Chichester)
  • Tatyana in Eugene Onegin
  • Adele in Die Fledermaus (Lyric Hammersmith/Tour)
  • Cathy in Wuthering Heights (European Tour)
  • 1998, Brenda Blossom in Hollywood Pinafore (Barbican Cinema 1)
  • Belinda in Otherwise Engaged (Perth Rep)
  • Yum-Yum in The Mikado (Carla Rosa, Richmond Theatre, Tour)
  • Gabrielle in La Vie Parisienne (D'Oyly Carte)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ PULMAN, Liza Kate, mother's maiden surname YOUNG, in Register of Births for Westminster Registration District, volume 5e (1969), p. 2566
  2. ^ "Me and my bad karma" 12 July 2005, The Guardian
  3. ^ Watford Palace Theatre Archived 6 January 2009 at the Wayback Machine web site
  4. ^ "Dick Whittington and His Cat", Watford Palace Theatre, Watford, Hertfordshire, 27 November 2008 to 3 January 2009 What's On Stage

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