DANDY DARKLY'S MYTH MOUTH
This October “New York City’s King of Halloween” (Out Magazine) makes his London Horror Festival debut with his Edinburgh Fringe smash. Prepare yourself for Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth!
Dandy’s latest show explores themes of religious extremism, chemical addiction and our contemporary worship of media technology via haunting, hysterical tales of a junkie Persephone, space pooch Laika, virtual reality addiction and humanity's first artist, Cha-Cha the Caveman. Dandy Darkly cites folklorist Joseph Campbell, recent celebrity deaths and his childhood love of mythology as influences for crafting Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth!
Dandy regales his wondrous tales of horror and humanity alongside a nonstop soundscape of prerecorded music composed by long time collaborators Adam Tendler (piano), Rachel Blumberg (percussion), and Bryce Edwards (bass and guitar). The show is peppered with eclectic sound effects to create a truly immersive storytelling experience. Directed by Ian Borklund.
Dandy Darkly is an award winning storyteller, satirist and critically acclaimed cabaret artist. His work has been described as “fantastical fairytale horror, equal parts Tennessee Williams, Edgar Allen Poe and Bruce La Bruce” (Time Out) and “a cross between Pam Ayres, Liberace and Tales from the Crypt.” (The Scotsman) This “decidedly wicked storyteller” (New York Times) is "simply one of the most thoughtful, hilarious and harrowing queer talents at work today." (Scotsgay Magazine).
Dandy Darkly's masterful and mesmerizing style of storytelling has astounded critics and audiences at festivals and theaters across the globe. He is the glittery, ghastly jewel of New York’s East Village with a delirious, devilish delivery that shifts seamlessly from camp panache and caustic bitchery into bittersweet poignancy and reflective rumination upon the subtle terrors of modern life.
Dandy Darkly must be seen to be believed.
Friday 28th to Sunday 30th October at 7.00pm
Latecomers will not be admitted