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An Audience with Alan Cumming: Tales from a Fully Packed Life

An Audience with Alan Cumming: Tales from a Fully Packed Life

Join multi-award-winning actor and Sunday Times bestselling author Alan Cumming, as he celebrates the publication of his new book, Baggage: Tales from a Fully Packed Life.

Live in conversation for these exclusive events, Alan – with the help of Graham Norton in London, Cheddar Gorgeous in Manchester, and some very special guest interviewers on the other dates (to be announced) – will take you on a startingly honest, poignant, and joyous roller-coaster of a ride as he shares stories from his extraordinary life. From a troubled childhood on a remote Scottish estate to his early days as a Blue Jeans photo-story model; from becoming a Tony and Olivier award-winning theatre actor to making back-to-back films with Stanley Kubrick and the Spice Girls; from Golden Globe, and Emmy Award nominated television actor, to social justice activist and LGBTQI+ advocate.

Through everything he has lived – each failed relationship or struggle with mental health, each exhilarating professional triumph, or friendship with legendary star (Liza Minnelli, Gore Vidal, Stanley Kubrick and more) – Alan will explore how each experience, good or bad, has shaped who he is today: a happy, flawed, vulnerable, fearless, middle-aged man, with a lot of baggage.

Joyous, honest, and wise, these events promise to celebrate the messiness of life with Alan’s signature storytelling and humour.

Presented by Fane in association with Canongate

Worldwide viewing is available and the stream will be available for one week on demand after the initial broadcast, so you can watch at anytime if the initial broadcast time doesn't suit your timezone. The 'Book and Ticket' option includes a copy of Baggage: Tales From A Fully Packed Life (RRP £18.99).

The stream for this event will be recorded from the Barbican Centre and broadcast the day after this event.

The Lowry (Lyric Theatre)

Brighton Dome

Barbican Centre, London

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Usher Hall, Edinburgh