Alan Cumming to perform free show at Glasgow's King’s Theatre

Scots-born actor in NTS show combining discussion and performance

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Alan Cumming to perform free show at Glasgow's King’s Theatre

For Scots-born actor Alan Cumming, a single performance at the King’s Theatre Glasgow on Saturday 26 Nov, will mark a return to his roots in more ways than one.

Panto, Variety and the Scottish People, will see Cumming delve into Scotland’s unique cultural history in pantomime, music hall and variety performance.

From his stage debut in MacBeth at the Tron Theatre, to performing cabaret at The Fringe and starring alongside Sean Connery as Gordon the goat in the animation Sir Billi the Vet, Cumming’s track record reveals an enduring passion for Scottish theatre and performance.

Combine this with a whistlestop tour mixing discussion and performance elements, where Cumming will play host to a panel of fellow artists, and it looks set for an interesting show.

The performance forms part of Staging the Nation, established by the National Theatre of Scotland to stimulate the discussion of theatre between artists and audiences alike, with events including debates and performances such as this one.

Panto, Variety and the Scottish People is a free, ticketed event. For tickets call 0844 871 7648, or collect from the King’s Theatre Box Office. For more details on the performance itself and other events as part of Staging the Nation, visit National Theatre of Scotland

Staging the Nation: Panto, Variety and the Scottish People

As the panto season gets underway, international jet-setter Alan Cumming ponders the influence of the Scottish variety, music hall and pantomime on his own acting style, and whether that constitutes a distinctly Scottish type of performance.

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