Panto, Variety and the Scottish People with Alan Cumming at the King's Theatre Glasgow - 26th November

The National Theatre of Scotland is delighted to announce a new Staging the Nation Event: Panto, Variety and the Scottish People with Alan Cumming. A 90 minute in front of the curtain entertainment at the King’s Theatre, Glasgow on Saturday 26th November at 12.30pm. The event is FREE but ticketed.

Alan Cumming will be taking the audience on a whistle-stop tour of the history of music hall, variety and panto in Scotland.

Alan Cumming says “Being away from Scotland makes you question what it is that makes you Scottish, and when it comes to acting I realise that my performance style is very different to my colleagues elsewhere in the world. Our whole way of breaking through the fourth wall, indeed never even countenancing its existence, is all derived from our culture that is steeped in variety and music hall and panto. My Staging the Nation event on 26 November is an attempt to demonstrate that and to look back at where it might all have come from and to see its impact on theatre in Scotland today”

Alan Cumming last appeared with the National Theatre of Scotland in The Bacchae, directed by John Tiffany, which took the Edinburgh International Festival by storm in 2007, subsequently touring to Glasgow, Aberdeen, Inverness and New York.

Alan Cumming is currently appearing as Eli Gold on CBS' The Good Wife, for which he has received Emmy, SAG and Satellite award nominations. Over the last couple of years he has also: sung at venues around the globe including the Sydney Opera House; appeared in films opposite Helen Mirren, Cher, James Franco and Christina Aguilera; voiced a Smurf, a goat and Hitler; sparred with Dianne Wiest in Chekhov; directed and starred in a musical condom commercial; written articles for Newsweek, Harpers Bazaar and Out; recorded an award-winning album of songs and a dance remix; made three documentaries; released a second fragrance (naturally named Second Cumming); hosted PBS' Masterpiece Mystery as well as speaking out for LGBT equality and civil rights and going to Buckingham Palace to receive an OBE for all of the above. Time Magazine also called him one of the most fun people in show business.

By Telephone: Call Ambassador Tickets on 0844 871 7648 Mon – Sat 9am – 10pm Sun 10am – 8pm
You can book up to 1 hour before the performance.
In person: King’s Theatre 297 Bath Street, Glasgow G2 4JN 10am – 6pm Mon – Sat (8pm on performance nights).