Cumming makes West End concert return

Published December 16, 2010

Hollywood star Alan Cumming is to return to the West End stage for one night only in a concert celebrating the debut album of Emmy Award-winning composer Lance Horne.

Cumming will star in the musical evening alongside global cabaret phenomenon Meow Meow and West End regulars Julie Atherton, Hannah Waddingham, Emma Williams and Paul Spicer.

Staged at the Garrick theatre on 30 January, Lance Horne: First Things Last will feature songs from the composer, lyricist, singer, pianist and musical director’s debut album, on which the collection of stars also perform.

Cumming is probably best known for his big screen outings in Bond film GoldenEye and X-men sequel X-2, but the actor also has a Laurence Olivier Award to his name, for his performance in Accidental Death Of An Anarchist.

Williams is currently starring in Love Story, while Waddingham, who played the Witch in the Open Air theatre’s production of Into The Woods earlier this year, will once again be witching it up in 2011 when she stars as the Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard Of Oz. Atherton and Spicer, who are regular collaborators in the Notes From New York series of shows in the West End, are both veterans of London’s hugely popular puppet musical Avenue Q.

The Garrick theatre is currently playing host to When We Are Married, JB Priestley’s comic tale of three couples whose 25 years of wedded bliss is not as wedded as they thought. When We Are Married runs until 26 February, when it will be followed by burlesque extravaganza The Hurly Burly Show.

MA