"Where were you the night The Gaybird Steamer ran off her tracks?"


Dandy Darkly's latest storytelling spooktacular is a Southern Gothic tall tale as told by the peculiar characters there that tragic Halloween night; from the little boy chased by the ghosts that still haunt her as an adult to the cruel Colonel buried in his bunker, tinkering with his sinister toys.

Dandy Darkly's All Aboard! is a raucous uprooting of Deep South shame served alongside a heaping helping of sizzling social satire and howling humor. Enjoy a dripping earful of Southern Gothic grotesquery: creepy country robots, African spider gods, beauty shop gossip and inbred family freakery —

oh, and trains! All aboard for Dandy's most beautifully batshit creation yet.

Dandy Darkly is a preeminent American storyteller and a most resplendent raconteur of the international Fringe Festival performance circuit. Dandy infuses his surprisingly contemporary ghost stories with a dose of social activism and pop cultural nuance and regales it all accompanied by a nonstop soundscape of pre-recorded music composed by long time collaborators Adam Tendler (piano), Bryce Edwards (bass), Carlos Espinosa, Jr. (saxophone), Jeffrey Underhill (guitar, banjo) and Rachel Blumberg (drums, ukulele). Ian Bjorklund returns as director. The show is peppered with eclectic sound effects to create an utterly captivating theatrical experience that must be seen to be believed. Critically acclaimed. Award winning. Simply "Go.  See.  Dandy."


 Dandy Darkly's All Aboard! premiered at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe. Dandy's fifth solo show garnered rave reviews from the international press and had the incredible honor of being named among the Edinburgh Fringe's top theatrical shows by The Stage. All Aboard! has enjoyed award-winning performances in London, San Francisco, Orlando, Tampa, Cincinnati and Los Angeles and Dandy has wowed audiences with shows across the American Fringe circuit. 


This December Dandy Darkly makes his New York City Off-Broadway debut at the famed SoHo Playhouse as part of the Best of All Fests Fringe Encore Series - December 6th to the 16th. Get Tickets Today!

The Ghosts of Stonewall - Celebrating 50 Years of Pride.

“Of all American performers none comes close to the creative eloquence of queer storyteller Dandy Darkly. All Aboard! is a wake-up call to mankind — taking out fame, the mob mentality of social media and the rise of the far right around the world.”

The Stage

“There’s no one like Dandy Darkly, a transporting, charismatic and psychedelic experience in which the passion for justice burns as strongly as delight in the macabre.”

The Scotsman

“A spectacular storytelling performance that is completely distinctive. If you are looking for a show that will emotionally haunt you and intellectually dare you, Dandy Darkly’s All Aboard! is the ride of a lifetime.”

Edinburgh Festivals Magazine  

“A decidedly wicked storyteller.”

New York Times

“Grotesque, profane, profound and laugh-out-loud funny, Dandy Darkly’s All Aboard is exactly the one-of-a-kind experience Fringe was invented for.”

Orlando Weekly

“Traditional storytelling at its finest – the roots of what defines humanity, shaped and sculpted for the present. A can't miss performance."


8 Minute Interview Dandy Darkly's All Aboard! 2018 Edinburgh Fringe - FringeReview Jo Tomalin
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