About Alan Cumming is Not Acting His Age

Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London
Booking to 16 January 2024
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Star of stage and screen Alan Cumming brings his fabulous one-man show to London’s Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

Alan Cumming Is Not Acting His Age is Alan’s joyous cabaret show, offering an evening of story and song celebrating and exploring his puckish, eclectic spirit and joie de vivre!

Packed full of his joyful and mischievous explorations of aging, he covers sex, death and bacchanalia with songs from Cabaret authors Kander and Ebb and contemporary favourites, discusses the effects of gravity, the time the mum from the Brady Bunch asked him to punch her, and what his dog taught him about the quality of life!

Alan Cumming has performed in concert halls across the globe, including the Sydney Opera House, The London Palladium, the Hollywood Bowl and Carnegie Hall. In the West End he played Hamlet, on Broadway he played The Emcee in Cabaret, and on screen he has played everything, from Eli in The Good Wife and Sebastian in The High Life, to Nightcrawler in X2: X Men United and Mayor Menlove in Schmigadoon.

Alan Cumming is Not Acting His Age will play the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London on 15 and 16 January 2024.

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Booking to 16 January 2024
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What's the story of Alan Cumming is Not Acting His Age?

What exactly is acting your age? And who decides? These are the questions Alan Cumming has been grappling with for a very long time!

In Alan Cumming Is Not Acting His Age, Alan promises to cover all the bases: sex, death and bacchanalia, with a set list as eclectic as the man himself.

 

Who is in the cast of Alan Cumming is Not Acting His Age?

Stars Alan Cumming.


Venue Information

Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Catherine Street, London, WC2B 5JF
Nearest Tube or Train: Covent Garden (Piccadilly line)
Nearest Buses: 1, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 26, 29, 59, 68, 76, 77A, 91, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 243, 341, 521, RVI
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Alan Cumming is Not Acting His Age to play London’s Theatre Royal Lane
Alan Cumming is Not Acting His Age to play London’s Theatre Royal Lane
Stage and screen star Alan Cumming is bringing his one man show to London this January 2024. Alan Cumming is Not Acting His Age will play the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London on 15 and 16 January 2024 . He will also play Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall on 18 January, and the Glasgow SEC Armadillo on 20 January. What exactly is acting your age? And who decides? These are the questions Alan Cumming has been grappling with for a very long time! In Alan Cumming Is Not Acting His Age, he promises to cover all the bases: sex, death and bacchanalia, with a set list as eclectic as the man himself. The show will feature songs from Cabaret authors Kander and Ebb, blended with contemporary favourites and even a self-penned paean against plastic surgery. He also discusses the effects of gravity, the time the mum from the Brady Bunch asked him to punch her, and what his dog taught him about the quality of life. Alan Cumming said in a press statement: "I’m constantly told, even now in my sixth decade, that I am child-like or puckish, and yet at the same time I’m also called a silver fox and a daddy. I think we all get really mixed messages about ageing. We’re told to worship at the fountain of youth, to do everything we can to our bodies and our minds to stay young, yet then we bandy around pejoratives like “grow up” or “act your age”, even that we’re “mutton dressed as lamb”. I feel I’m still at an age where I can dance till dawn but also be able to dole out some wisdom to my fellow revellers! Wisdom is just being able to recognize the repeating patterns that emerge as you get older, and maybe deciding to react to them differently. It’s just the same show with different costumes." Cumming's previous stage work includes playing Hamlet in the West End, and The Emcee in Cabaret on Broadway. On screen his eclectic range of credits includes Mr Floop in Spy Kids, Eli in The Good Wife, Nightcrawler in X2: X Men United, Sebastian in The High Life, ‘O’ in Sex and the City, Boris in Goldeneye, King James in Doctor Who, Sandy Frink in Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion, Mayor Menlove in Schmigadoon and himself on Broad City. He also hosts the American version of the The Traitors. More about tickets to Alan Cumming is Not Acting His Age at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane

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