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Alan Cumming, Artistic Director of the 2021 Adelaide Cabaret Festival, has announced the first six shows of his program, with the rest to be announced next March.

Cumming, who takes over the role of AD in 2021, will perform the world premiere of his new show Alan Cumming Is Not Acting His Age. He blew Australian audiences away when he performed his cabaret show Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs here in 2017. His new show will close the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, with a one-off performance on 26 June.

Cumming’s famous bar Club Cumming in New York, has inspired a late-night event, which will take place each weekend during the festival in The Famous Spiegeltent. The venue will host “hedonistic delights, live performances and raucous Cumming DJ sets until 2am” as the festival blurb puts it.

“It will be a bacchanalian celebration dance party with performances, games, and surprises! Anything could happen, and hopefully it will. But the spirit of Club Cumming – all colours, all genders, all...