Announcing Dandy Darkly's Pussy Panic!
Dandy Darkly (Neil Arthur James) is New York City's world-renowned raconteur of supernatural sleaze and homosexual horror. This summer, Dandy returns to the Edinburgh Fringe with his brand new solo show, "Pussy Panic!"
Experience the softer side of Dandy as he expounds upon the fairer sex with all new, eloquently filthy tales of womanhood, pop culture goddesses, dear old mummies and the hysteric homosexual fear and fascination of Pussy Panic!
Dandy’s new hour of “hypnotizing” alternative cabaret storytelling features “Flora the Flower Girl,” a lurid, comedic tale of cheating husbands, accusatory wives and a lusty maiden with a taste for men ...and murder.
The infernal, maternal mystery of “The Bloodmother” in which a baby snatching superstar “known the world over for her whim of reinvention” attempts her grandest makeover, fashioning herself after a deceased rival, The Scarecrow King. But has her unobtainable obsession with reinvention, motherhood and pop celebrity become her downfall?
“Hattie and Dolores” is the touchingly tender account of Hattie and Dolores, one a former trapeze artist, the other a retired Navy engineer, and their raucous romance among the judgmental seniors of the Shady Acres Retirement Home. Did I mention they are witches?
And finally, “Gatekeeper” is a beautifully intertwined account of The Eunuch and The Stylist, each the most important man to the most powerful women of their time -- Cleopatra of Egypt and Cleopatra of Hollywood, Elizabeth Taylor. The story follows how these trusted gatekeepers cope in the wake of the women's respective deaths.
Dandy defines "Pussy Panic" as the unfortunate tendency of gay men to build women up while tearing them apart. Dandy plans to pull no punches when taking his brothers to task. All stories are accompanied by original instrumental compositions, created by some of New York's most talented musicians, and all stories are performed in the “utterly unique” and “jaw dropping” style as only Dandy Darkly can.
In 2013 “Dandy Darkly's Gory Hole!” was a critical smash, earning rave reviews from top Fringe publications:
“This is how ghost stories should be told!” MUST SEE The Stage
“Macabre. Satirical. Unlike anything else at the Fringe.” **** Time Out London
“A shuddering, juddering climax of orgiastic transgression!” **** The Edinburgh Reporter
“Mesmerizing, enchanting yet terrifying.” ***** Fresh Fringe Radio
Dandy is thrilled to return with a new show that fully showcases his incredible range as a storyteller and alternative cabaret showman. Hilarious, horrific and haunting, “Dandy Darkly’s Pussy Panic!” is a perfect fit for an intimate venue space with sophisticated (yet bawdy) programming. Dandy Darkly is truly the transgressive temperment and salacious soul of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
For more information or to book Dandy Darkly at your venue, please email firstname.lastname@example.org!