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The Poetry Brothel: Forbidden Fruit

April 15 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join The Poetry Brothel LA for a delicious bite into a juicy night filled with intimacy and assonance.

It is time, Darlings, to shed the shroud of winter, and welcome the warm red light of our next Poetry Brothel! Get ready to sink your teeth into Forbidden Fruit…it’s poetry you dirty minxes! Let the seeds of inspiration burst forth in flowery prose because our garden is ready to bloom. Embrace the Divine Feminine, regenerate your energies while we poetically perform our Fertility Rituals, and redefine your understanding of good and evil with salacious Entertainments on our historic 104-year-old stage, including the Aerialist styling of Frankie Tan, movement by Miss Orchid Mei, and Kapua!

Hosted by your favorite Mistress of Ceremonies: Linda Ravenswood as Dr. Ach, Suzette!

Live Music by Blue Wagon Trio.

Featuring Poetry by Raphella the Swan, Kiri Callaghan as Echo, Vesta Vaingloria as Herself, Brian Sonia Wallace as Vallachinsk, Rachel Appelbaum as Duberry, Tiffany Hudgins as Honey Locale, Ian Anderson as Von Hohenheim, Christian Perfas as Kid Rexx, Terence LeClere as Jacques Used, and more to be announced.

Mystics: Zachariah the Witch and Chanelle

Madam Tallula presents a rotating cast of poets who impart their work as purveyors of private poetry readings in secret, hidden, well-appointed chambers. You may avail yourself of your choice of poet for tokens at any time during the event.

On the patio, the troupe presents Tarot readings, poetic souvenirs, live typewriter poetry, and occasional dance and musical performances.

On the stage, a three-hour roster of Vaudeville variety entertainment… and words, words, words! The El Cid tapas kitchen and bar will be open for dinner and drinks throughout.


-Doors open at 6pm with a happy hour and from 6-7pm. The show begins promptly at 7pm.

-This event is 21+.

-Proof of COVID-19 vaccination AND a mouth and nose covering will be required of all attendees at the entrance.

-Costumes, cocktail attire, and/or thematic evening wear are encouraged but not required.

-The venue has a strict “no fur” policy, so please make sure to leave your furry friends and coats at home.

“13 Best Things to Do in LA: Prepare to have your expectations exceeded by The Poetry Brothel.” – LA Weekly¸·

In addition to its poets, The Poetry Brothel presents artists and activists working in a variety of mediums both on stage and through its ever-changing array of intimate, interactive, and creative services. Artists performing with the Brothel may be male, female, faeries, sea creatures, witches, aliens, POC, straight, queer, emerging, established, local, international, and everything in between.

On Consent: Behave with beauty, connect with intention. We are, by and large, a no-contact event — here to blow your mind and nothing else! Always ask before touching anyone in our House, and report any discomfort to security or staff or the Madam Herself without delay.

Themed costumes and/or vintage formal wear are encouraged but not required. This event is 21+This is a wheelchair accessible event (ask us how!)Our show includes flashing lights, reasonably amplified music, a startling glimpse of your true self, and fog machines

The Poetry Brothel is brought to you by The Poetry Society of New York. Please consider becoming a PSNY member for access to pre-sale specials, discounted and/or free tickets to future Poetry Brothel events, and tons of other perks. Learn more at


El Cid Cabaret Concert Theater
4212 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90029 United States

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