It is written by Richard Harris, whose previous West End plays include Stepping Out, Outside Edge and The Business of Murder. Stepping Out, which also played a short Broadway run in 1986, was subsequently made into a feature film in 1991 that starred Minnelli.
According to press materials, Harris unearths and examines the tremendous and tragic tale of Liza’s journey so far in his new play, using interview and biographical quotes from Liza herself. The play turns back the years, and peels back the veneer on one of Hollywood’s most compelling living icons. The professional and private lives of Liza Minnelli have experienced dizzying highs and crashing lows, all ruthlessly captured and sold by the world's media.
In a press statement, Harris has commented, "Celebrities come and go every hour. Liza's story is different. It covers nearly every corner of the showbusiness world. Now that's a challenge to achieve. Even for the biggest stars out there. And yet she's still here. Entertaining the world - onstage and off. What’s not to love about her?"
The production is directed by Kenn Oldfield, and produced by Colin Hilton for Pulling Focus. Full cast and creative team are still to be announced.
To book tickets, visit www.tabardtheatre.co.uk