In New York in the 1920s and 1930s, there was only one place to be. The Cotton Club was the exclusive nightspot everyone wanted to be at and be seen at. At the time, it hosted Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Billie Holiday and more. During the 1980s, Richard Gere and Nicolas Cage even starred in a movie about it.
In Brisbane in 2015, there’s only one speakeasy-style space that purports to transport patrons back to the roaring fun and rollicking frenzy of that bygone era. Of course, it makes perfect sense that Prohibition would want to go a step further and craft a one-night-only tribute to the club that could easily be said to have inspired its existence.
Prohibition presents The Cotton Club is the end result, aka a musical and dance extravaganza. Acclaimed ten-piece Rhythm Society Dance Orchestra will provide the tunes, channeling the greats that graced the state nearly a century ago, while Legs 11 showgirl dancers will offer up a spectacle to match. That just leaves you to dress the stylish part and lap of an evening of old school entertainment.