“New York City’s King of Halloween” (Out Magazine) makes his London Horror Festival debut with his latest sinisterly sassy storytelling show fresh from a critically acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Announcing the London premiere of Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth!
“Storytelling that goes beyond simple tales. Rhythmic, hypnotic and entrancing.” ★★★★ Broadway Baby
Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth! explores themes of religious zealotry, deadly dependency and our contemporary worship of media technology via allegorical tales concerning a junkie Persephone, cosmopup Laika, virtual reality obsession and humanity’s first artist, Cha-Cha the Caveman. Dandy Darkly cites folklorist Joseph Campbell, recent celebrity deaths, his childhood love of mythology and his own struggles with addiction as influences for crafting Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth!
“There isn’t a storyteller as engrossing, twisted, or as sequined.” ★★★★★ Grumpy Gay Critic
Dandy regales his wondrous tales of humanity and horror 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. Ian Bjorklund returns as director. Produced in cooperation with the London Horror Festival.
“Compelling narratives set in grotesque realms of eerie, alarming detail.” ★★★★ The Scotsman
Dandy Darkly is an award winning storyteller, satirist and critically acclaimed cabaret artist — 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 the East Village with four years of satirical solo shows tackling topics such as gun violence, misogyny, gentrification and political correctness. Dandy’s delirious delivery shifts seamlessly from camp bitchery into bittersweet poignancy with surprisingly reflective rumination upon the subtle horrors of modern life.
“Brilliant. Crosses time and space to explore ideas of queer legends of tomorrow.” ★★★★★ Scotsgay Magazine
Simply put, Dandy Darkly must be seen to be believed. Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth! closes the London Horror Festival at the Old Red Lion Theatre on:
Friday, October 28th at 7:00 pm
Saturday, October 29th at 7:00 pm
Sunday, October 30th at 7:00 pm
The Old Red Lion Theatre is located at 418 St John St, London EC1V 4NJ in Islington. Tickets are £10 and can be purchased in advance at http://www.oldredliontheatre.co.uk/dandy-darklys-myth-mouth.html. To learn more about Dandy Darkly go to www.dandydarkly.com or follow him on Facebook and Twitter at @dandydarkly.
For a sneak peak of Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth! filmed at the Edinburgh Fringe go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUmpaLmQhs0.
For an exclusive London Horror Festival virtual reality interview with Dandy Darkly go to: https://vimeo.com/183631410