Universal Erection

Universal Erection

Fri 3rd Mar
22:35 (
60 mins)
Spoken Word & Poetry
Great For A Date / LGBTQIA+ Voices / Poetry
Tickets from £8.00
Venue: Crypt
Age Guidance: 18+

Craving chaotic, big hearted, word based silliness? Come to Universal Erection! We can’t promise that everyone will get up (on stage), but it’ll be a creative workshop like never before.

It’s high energy, it’s immersive – we might ask you to anonymously submit a love letter to your secret crush, we might feed you teaspoons of marmite on stage – our host is a drag-act, and we cheer for everyone REALLY LOUDLY.

Come along with pens, pencils and open minds at the ready – you’re sure to get your creative juices flowing. We’ll never push you to participate but we would love for you to perform.

We’ll have an open mic to share each others anonymous writing throughout the night, or to share up to three minutes of any kind of literary cabaret performance. Those who just love to watch are more than welcome too.


We operate “Pay More If You Can” pricing to ensure that our shows remain affordable and accessible to everyone.
You can find out more here.
Fri 3rd Mar
The Vaults
Leake Street

Universal Erection

Universal Erection: The Literary Cabaret has begun to build itself up to cult status on the London open mic scene over the last year. Generally running at the mysterious Mascara Bar in Stoke Newington on the last Thursday of the month, it's begun to ooze out across the city, making guest appearances to collaborate in Peckham and host an LGBTQIA+ showcase as part of the Stoke Newington Literature Festival. We bring open-mic to the creative writing workshop and explore all the spaces between.

Cast & Creative Team Host: L'ADHD / Tobias Chapple
Producer & Cast: Autumn Sharkey
Producer & Cast: Sally Horrowitz


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