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International Festival Portraits | Alan Cumming

Only connect the prose and the passion, and both will be exalted, and human love will be seen at its highest. Live in fragments no longer.

E.M. Forster, Howards End

Artists form the heart of the Edinburgh International Festival.

In this International Festival Portrait, Alan Cumming talks about how knew he wanted to be an actor, and the electric moments of connection he experiences in live theatre.

Alan Cumming performs in Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs as part of the 2016 Edinburgh International Festival.

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The International Festival Portraits are a series of interviews with actors, choreographers, musicians, conductors and directors talking about the art that they love.

The International Festival Portraits feature Alan Cumming, Barry Humphries, Crystal Pite, James Yorkston, John Tiffany, Marin Alsop and Meow Meow in a series of personal reflections on their art-form, the nature of live performance, and the unique connection they experience with an audience every time they take to the stage.  

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