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The makers of The Speakeasy present...

The Cotton Club

6th May 2017

Dating back to the same era as Speakeasies, during the prohibition era, The Cotton Club was a trendy, yet villainous, nightclub located in the popular Harlem district of New York City. The infamous club featured the very best jazz and swing acts of all time but also commissioned top billing dancers and other entertainers. With a similar format to The Speakeasy, our Cotton Club will be another opportunity to dress up in your vintage finery and experience the frivolous jazz-fuelled lifestyle of the 1920's and 1930's. The main difference will be the addition of a half-hour cabaret slot mid-evening where you'll experience a variety of Lindy Hop performances alongside showcases from other dance genres such as tap, ballroom and flamenco. What's not to like?

We're thrilled to announce that the scrumptiously delectable Just Misbehavin' will be our live band for the evening. Fronted by soulful diva Lynn Thornton, this 5-piece swing outfit are experienced floor fillers who come equipped with a very danceable repertoire of swing and jazz gems. You're going to love them!

Please note the following:

  • Black Tie/Vintage Attire is compulsory to create a vintage atmosphere.
  • Unlike Mad About Swing's other events, there will be a fully-licensed bar. Therefore, the provision of your own drinks is strictly forbidden.


6.45pmDoors open
7.00pmDance class
7.00pmDJ set
8.00pmBand's first set
8.40pmCabaret acts
9.15pmBand's second set
9.55pmDJ set
10.10mBand's third set
10.50pmDJ set
11.30pmDoors close

Ticket prices

  • £14 early bird rate (payment by 13th April 2017)
  • £16 advanced rate (payment by 4th May 2017)
  • £20 full price (thereafter)

To book your place, send a cheque made payable to 'Mrs Louise Anderson' to 3 Parks Drive, Plymouth PL9 9FG. Please include all of the names of the people you are booking for, a contact number and your email address so that we can confirm receipt of your payment.

If you have any queries, please don't hesitate to get in touch:
01752 491739
07882 531712


The Cotton Club, Abbey Hall, Catherine Street, just off Royal Parade, Plymouth PL1 2AD (behind St Andrew's Church and next to The Treasury). The easiest parking option is the Guildhall car park.

The Speakeasy, Abbey Hall
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