Alan Cumming
Alan Cumming at Club Cumming in New York. Photo courtesy of Adelaide Cabaret Festival

The First Cumming

Alan Cumming is the Artistic Director of this year’s Adelaide Cabaret Festival, and will premiere his new cabaret show there as well as DJ. He talks to Steve Dowabout how he has fared in the face of the virus he calls Ms Rona, his connection with Adelaide, his programming for the festival, and why he will never have Botox.

He is a Wildean sensualist, in touch with his bacchanalian side, a party animal who defies the expectations of middle age and is thus primed to artistically direct the Adelaide Cabaret Festival. The singer...