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Alan Cumming: Today, Burns would need to overcome anti-Scots prejudice




He is regarded as the most famous of all Scottish writers, the poet whose words are prized and shared as an expression of goodwill around the world.

Yet had Robert Burns been alive today, he’d have had to overcome anti-Scottish sentiment to have his words reach an audience.

That’s according to actor Alan Cumming, pictured, who is representing the Bard in a new production from the National Theatre of Scotland, which opened last week at the Edinburgh International Festival.

Perthshire-born Cumming, 57, leads a one-man show comprising spoken word, interpretive dance, original music and video compositions, reflecting the world and works of Burns.


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