Alan Cumming announced as new Artistic Director for Adelaide Cabaret Festival | 11 – 16 Jun 2021

Adelaide Festival Centre is thrilled to announce acclaimed cabaret and all-round performer, writer and social activist Alan Cumming as the Artistic Director for Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2021.

Alan Cumming will be the first-ever international Artistic Director in the festival’s history when Adelaide Cabaret Festival celebrates its 21st anniversary next year.  

His appointment was announced on the final night of Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2020: Bite-Sized & Home Delivered, the online offering in place of the 2020 festival.

The Scottish entertainer boasts an illustrious career as an actor, comedian, singer, writer, filmmaker, author and Broadway and cabaret performer. He has performed with Jay Z and Liza with a Z, hosted the Tony Awards and was nominated for an Emmy for doing so; and lives in New York where he owns cabaret bar, Club Cumming.

He won a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his performance as the emcee in Broadway show Cabaret. He also received multiple Golden Globe, Emmy and SAG nominations for his role as political spinmeister Eli Gold on seven seasons of The Good Wife. Alan has received over forty awards for his humanitarianism and social activism, including his contributions to the arts and LGBTQ equality.

He most recently performed at Adelaide Cabaret Festival in 2017 in two sold-out nights of Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs. Billboard said of the show, “he’s an icon to behold – he is unapologetically himself, and with a talent like that, he has no need to apologise”.

Time Magazine called him one of the three most fun people in show business, a title Alan will be sure to uphold when he returns to Adelaide next year with a stellar line-up of local and international artists at Adelaide Festival Centre.

Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2021 Artistic Director Alan Cumming:

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For more information and all enquiries please visit the Adelaide Festival Centre website.

What:  Alan Cumming announced as new Artistic Director for Adelaide Cabaret Festival 

When:    11 – 26 June 2021

Where:   Adelaide Festival Centre | King William St, Adelaide 

Who:   Cabaret fans

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Image Source: Adelaide Festival Centre website

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