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Frontier Comedy are thrilled to announce the return of Olivier and Tony Award winning Scottish actor, author and cabaret icon Alan Cumming, performing for one night only at Brisbane Powerhouse on Thursday 15 June as part of the Queensland Cabaret Festival.

Last in Australia in 2015 for sold out performances of his critically acclaimed cabaret Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs at Arts Centre Melbourne, Sydney Festival’s Spiegeltent and Brisbane Powerhouse Theatre, Alan returns this June for an encore season of his hit show.

‘Strength, warmth and honesty shine through in faultless performance…So hilarious, flirty and gorgeously filthy that it’s hard to decide if you want him as a new best friend or a lover.’ – Sydney Morning Herald

Described by Time Magazine as ‘one of the most fun people in show business’, by the New York Times as a ‘bawdy, countercultural sprite’ and by The Guardian as ‘European, weird, and sexually ambiguous’, Alan Cumming is many things to many people – renaissance man, style icon, social activist, bon viveur – but to himself he is a storyteller and provocateur for hire.

Alan’s diverse career has found him performing at venues around the globe; making back to back films with Stanley Kubrick and Spice Girls; directing and starring in a musical condom commercial; creating voices of a Smurf, a goat and Hitler; entering upside down and suspended by his ankles in a Greek tragedy (in the National Theatre of Scotland’s The Bacchae); and recording an award-winning album of songs (plus a dance remix).  

He played political maverick Eli Gold on CBS’s The Good Wife, for which he received Golden Globe, Emmy, Screen Actors Guild and Satellite Award nominations and in 2015 finished his Tony Award-winning role of the Emcee in the Broadway musical Cabaret. Alan is also Host of PBS’s Masterpiece Mystery and appeared opposite Lisa Kudrow in Showtime’s Web Therapy.

★★★★ ‘The androgynous imp is both quiet and uproarious, adorable and sensual, flippant and emotional, otherworldly and inviting…this is precisely why he’s an icon to behold – he is unapologetically himself, and with a talent like that, he has no need to apologize.’ – Billboard (US)

Alan has written for The New York Times, Newsweek, Harpers Bazaar, Out, Globe and Mail, and penned three books: Tommy’s Tale, his New York Times Best Selling memoir Not My Father’s Son and You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams: My Life in Stories and Pictures which was published by Rizzoli in 2016. He has won over 30 awards for his humanitarianism and social activism, received both the Great Scot and Icon of Scotland awards from his homeland, and was made an OBE (Officer of the British Empire) for his contributions to the arts and LBGT equality by the Queen, whose portrait was taken down when his was unveiled at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in 2014!

‘In the underpopulated arena of male cabaret singers, Mr. Cumming may be the only one with the talent and drive to change its direction.’ – The New York Times

He’s sold out all previous Australian tours and now, performing at the Queensland Cabaret Festival for the first time, Alan Cumming brings his unmissable comedy cabaret to Brisbane  for one bewitching night of Vaudevillian showbiz, mischief-making, show tunes, and life-affirming laughs.

ALAN CUMMING
JUNE 2017
Presented by Frontier Comedy

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As part of Queensland Cabaret Festival:

Thu 15 Jun (7:30pm) Powerhouse Theatre | Brisbane, QLD (18+*)
brisbanepowerhouse.org | Ph: 07 3358 8600

This event is recommended for patrons aged 16+
*U18s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian

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