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Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs

One of Scotland’s best-loved artists, the incomparable Alan Cumming takes up residence in The Hub for the month of August, where he dispenses seductive songs and intimate stories (almost) nightly.

Alan transforms the International Festival HQ for a hedonistic late-night cabaret mix of ballads and torch songs old and new, from the intimate to the sassy. Expect intimate secrets and raucous anecdotes – all delivered with disarming emotional honesty. 

Gorgeously filthy and brazenly flirty, he offers his own, very personal reinterpretations of the songs he loves to perform – by Kurt Weill and Noël Coward, Stephen Sondheim and Rufus Wainwright, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry.

Inspired by his infamous post-show dressing room parties during his Broadway run in Cabaret, Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs! premiered at New York’s legendary Café Carlyle and recently sold out Carnegie Hall. Get your night out started early by joining us at The Hub an hour before the show. The bar will be open and your seats ready. Make a night of it. 

Actor, writer and activist Alan Cumming is a Tony and Olivier Award-winner and a multiple Golden Globe – and Emmy – nominated worldwide sensation, known for his work in TV (The Good Wife), film (X2, Eyes Wide Shut) and theatre (Macbeth, Cabaret). He is the author of the best-selling memoir Not My Father’s Son, and starred as a golden kilt-wearing Dionysus in the National Theatre of Scotland’s notorious and spectacular The Bacchae at the 2007 International Festival.

He is joined by his long-time collaborator and Emmy-winning musical director Lance Horne and Eleanor Norton on cello.

Once you’ve got your ticket to the sell-out Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs, so why not extend the fun, and join us at Club Cumming, Alan’s legendary after-party.

Club Cumming began in Alan’s Studio 54 dressing room  after performances of Cabaret on Broadway last year,  and now Club Cumming takes over The Hub, allowing you to carry on the party. Expect drinks, music (Alan will be DJing), great company, games and surprises. And drinks!

Club Cumming will take place on 9, 11, 12, 20, 21, 26 and 27 August, from midnight until late

Tickets will be available on the door for £10 (cash and card) or you can book online here.

If you are fortunate to have a ticket, keep it very safe

The Herald

This production may have begun its life in the Cafe Carlisle in New York, but it has found its spiritual home in Scotland, a country that so readily embraces the sentimental.

The Stage 

Alan Cumming Performer
Lance Horne Musical Director and pianist
Eleanor Norton Cello
Stuart Semple Drums


More information about some of the artists

Alan Cumming 
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Lance Horne 
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Eleanor Norton 
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6-27 August 2016

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