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Alan Cumming

Alan Cumming, OBE, is a Scottish stage, television and film actor, singer, writer, director, producer and author. His roles have included The Master of Ceremonies in Cabaret, Boris Grishenko in GoldenEye, Kurt Wagner/Nightcrawler in X2: X-Men United, Mr. Elton in Emma, and Fegan Floop in the Spy Kids films. He has also appeared in independent films like The Anniversary Party, which he co-wrote, co-directed and co-starred in;Ali Selim's Sweet Land, for which he won an Independent Spirit award as producer; and in 2012 in the lead role of Rudy Donatello in Travis Fine's Any Day Now.
His London stage appearances include Hamlet, the Maniac in Dario Fo's Accidental Death of an Anarchist, for which he received an Olivier Award, the lead in Martin Sherman's Bent, and as Dionysus in The National Theatre of Scotland's The Bacchae. On Broadway he has appeared as Mac the Knife in The Threepenny Opera, The Master of Ceremonies in Cabaret, for which he won a Tony Award in 1998, and Design for Living. Cumming also introduces Masterpiece Mystery! for PBS. He currently appears as Eli Gold on The Good Wife, for which he has been nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and Satellite Award.

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Alan Cumming is preparing for

  • The King and I - Prince Chulalongkorn

    20:45, Wed 7th July 2021 at Royal Opera House, London

    The King and I is a musical, the fifth by the team of composer Richard Rodgers and dramatist Oscar Hammerstein II. It is based on the 1944 novel Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon, which deriv…

  • The Taming of the Shrew - Director

    20:15, Sun 11th July 2021 - Thu 15th July 2021 at Crucible Theatre

    The Taming of the Shrew is a comedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1590 and 1592.
    The play begins with a framing device, often referred to as the Induction, in which a…

  • Hamlet - Ophelia

    21:00, Thu 5th August 2021 - Mon 9th August 2021 at Almeida Theatre

    The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark is a tragedy by William Shakespeare. Set in the Kingdom of Denmark, the play dramatizes the revenge Prince Hamlet exacts on his uncle Claudius for murdering King…

  • Notre-Dame de Paris - Clopin Trouillefou

    20:15, Fri 22nd October 2021 - Wed 27th October 2021 at Chichester Festival Theatre

    Notre-Dame de Paris is a sung-through French-Canadian musical which debuted on 16 September 1998 in Paris. It is based upon the novel Notre-Dame de Paris by the French novelist Victor Hugo. The music…

  • South Pacific - Ngana

    19:15, Tue 7th December 2021 - Sun 12th December 2021 at Chichester Festival Theatre

    South Pacific is a musical composed by Richard Rodgers, with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and book by Hammerstein and Joshua Logan. The work premiered in 1949 on Broadway and was an immediate success,…

  • Rent - Carpenter

    19:30, Fri 10th December 2021 - Mon 13th December 2021 at Noël Coward Theatre

    Rent is a rock musical with music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson based on Giacomo Puccini's opera La bohème. It tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to surviv…

  • Oklahoma! - Jud Fry, Percussion

    20:00, Fri 7th January 2022 - Tue 11th January 2022 at Royal Opera House, London

    Oklahoma! is the first musical written by the team of composer Richard Rodgers and librettist Oscar Hammerstein II. The musical is based on Lynn Riggs' 1931 play, Green Grow the Lilacs. Set in Oklahoma…

  • Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? - Musical Director

    19:15, Sun 23rd January 2022 - Thu 27th January 2022 at Barbican Centre

    Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is a 1962 play by Edward Albee. It examines the breakdown of the marriage of a middle-aged couple, Martha and George. After a university faculty party, they receive an…

  • A Raisin in the Sun - Publicist

    20:15, Sat 16th April 2022 - Thu 21st April 2022 at Almeida Theatre

    A Raisin in the Sun is a play by Lorraine Hansberry that debuted on Broadway in 1959. The title comes from the poem "Harlem" by Langston Hughes. The story is based upon a black family's experiences in…

  • The Sound of Music - Choreographer

    21:00, Mon 23rd May 2022 - Sat 28th May 2022 at Haymarket Theatre
    20:45, Mon 30th May 2022 - Sat 4th June 2022 at Haymarket Theatre
    21:00, Mon 6th June 2022 - Sat 11th June 2022 at Haymarket Theatre

    The Sound of Music is a musical with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and a book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. It is based on the memoir of Maria von Trapp, The Story of…

  • The Importance of Being Earnest - Sound Designer, Brackpool

    20:45, Fri 8th July 2022 - Thu 14th July 2022 at Random Venue 1

    The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People is a play by Oscar Wilde. First performed on 14 February 1895 at St. James's Theatre in London, it is a farcical comedy in which the…

  • Peer Gynt - Solveig

    14:45, Fri 12th August 2022 - Thu 18th August 2022 at Barbican Centre

    Peer Gynt is a five-act play in verse by the Norwegian dramatist Henrik Ibsen, loosely based on the fairy tale Per Gynt. Written in the Dano-Norwegian language, it is the most widely performed Norwegian…

  • Sunset Boulevard - Joe Gillis, Max Von Mayerling

    19:15, Sun 6th November 2022 at Royal Exchange, Manchester
    19:15, Tue 8th November 2022 at Almeida Theatre
    19:15, Wed 9th November 2022 at The Old Vic
    19:45, Thu 10th November 2022 at Random Venue 62
    19:15, Sun 13th November 2022 at Random Venue 95

    Sunset Boulevard is a musical with book and lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Based on the 1950 film of the same title, the plot revolves around Norma Desmond…

  • Three Sisters - Director

    20:00, Fri 18th November 2022 - Mon 21st November 2022 at Random Venue 39

    Three Sisters is a play by Russian author and playwright Anton Chekhov, perhaps partially inspired by the situation of the three Brontë sisters. It was written in 1900 and first performed in 1901 at…

  • Gypsy: A Musical Fable - Herbie

    19:30, Sat 3rd December 2022 - Wed 7th December 2022 at Random Venue 91

    Gypsy is a musical with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and a book by Arthur Laurents. Gypsy is loosely based on the 1957 memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, the famous striptease artist, and…

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