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Empire Theatre

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Front Street, Consett, Durham, DH8 5AB
  • Telephone 01207 218171
  • Box office times Mon 10am–3pm; Tue–Sat 10am–3pm & 6.30–9pm.
  • Website empireconsett.co.uk
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Anything Goes - The Musical

Anything Goes - The Musical
  • 2021
  • UK
  • Directed by: Kathleen Marshall
  • Cast: Sutton Foster, Robert Lindsay, Felicity Kendal, Gary Wilmot

Filmed live at the Barbican in London, this major new 5-star production of the classic musical comedy features an all-star cast led by renowned Broadway royalty Sutton Foster reprising her Tony Award-winning performance as Reno Sweeney, alongside three-time Olivier Award and Tony Award winner Robert Lindsay (My Family), Evening Standard Theatre Award winner Felicity Kendal (The Good Life) and beloved West End Legend Gary Wilmot (Chicago).

When the S.S. American heads out to sea, etiquette and convention head out the portholes as two unlikely pairs set off on the course to true love… proving that sometimes destiny needs a little help from a crew of singing sailors, a comical disguise and some good old-fashioned blackmail. This hilarious musical romp across the Atlantic, directed by the multi-award-winning Broadway director and choreographer Kathleen Marshall, features Cole Porter’s joyful score, including I Get A Kick Out of You, You’re the Top and the show stopping Anything Goes.

Wed 1 Dec

£16

Eternals

The Eternals
  • 2021
  • US
  • 2h 37min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Chloé Zhao
  • Cast: Salma Hayek, Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Brian Tyree Henry, Dong-seok Ma, Lia McHugh, Lauren Ridloff

Another team of superhumans from the pages of Marvel comic books.

Mon 29 Nov

£5–£7.50 (£6.50)

Tue 30 Nov

£5–£7.50 (£6.50)

Wed 1 Dec

£5–£7.50 (£6.50)

Thu 2 Dec

£5–£7.50 (£6.50)

Spencer

Spencer
  • 2021
  • UK / US / Germany / Chile
  • 1h 51min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Pablo Larraín
  • Cast: Kristen Stewart, Timothy Spall, Jack Farthing, Sean Harris, Sally Hawkins

Pablo Larraín’s sublime ‘fable from a true story’ imagines a Christmas weekend at Sandringham in the early 1990s, as an unhappy Princess Diana contemplates saying ‘no’.

As played with intoxicating perfection by Kristen Stewart, who dominates almost every scene of Spencer, Diana is dying on the vine, showing only flashes of her former effervescence. Hers is the world’s most scrutinised persona since she began living the fairy-tale life of a girl who grew up to marry a prince; in reality, her husband rather publicly loves someone else. She’s also suffocating under the expectations of total subservience to Royal protocol. Working from a beautiful script by Steven Knight, Larraín (Jackie) ingeniously depicts a world in which every polished spoon and heavy curtain, every steely stare from staff, even a seemingly ‘jolly’ Christmas tradition, expresses Her Majesty’s disapproval of the young princess. The exquisite craft of Spencer makes you want to freeze every moment. director of photography Claire Mathon (Portrait of a Lady on Fire) shoots in 4:3 ratio with a micro-universe of colour emerging from the muted environments designed by Guy Hendrix Dyas. And Jonny Greenwood illuminates Diana’s internal tussle with solo piano and strings. It’s oppressive, until it isn’t anymore. Stewart and Larraín deliver a finale that will break your heart and make it skip all at once.

Fri 3 Dec

£5–£7.50 (£6.50)

Mon 6 Dec

£5–£7.50 (£6.50)

Tue 7 Dec

£5–£7.50 (£6.50)

Wed 8 Dec

£5–£7.50 (£6.50)

Thu 9 Dec

£5–£7.50 (£6.50)

Treasure Island

Our annual smash hit pantomime returns in 2021, celebrating the 10th anniversary of The Empire Theatre’s partnership with Producer and Director Leah Bell.

Join us for the swashbuckling ‘Yo-Ho-Ho’ panto Treasure Island, packed full of adventure, magic, dazzling costumes, hilarious characters and a modern twist on the traditional story.

Tue 30 Nov

£18 (£16)

Wed 1 Dec

£18 (£16)

Thu 2 Dec

£18 (£16)

Sat 4 Dec

£18 (£16)

Sun 5 Dec

£18 (£16)

Tue 7 Dec

£18 (£16)

Wed 8 Dec

£18 (£16)

Thu 9 Dec

£18 (£16)

Sat 11 Dec

£18 (£16)

Sun 12 Dec

£18 (£16)

Tue 14 Dec

£18 (£16)

Wed 15 Dec

£18 (£16)

Thu 16 Dec

£18 (£16)

Fri 17 Dec

£18 (£16)

Sat 18 Dec

£18 (£16)

Sun 19 Dec

£18 (£16)

Tue 21 Dec

£18 (£16)

Wed 22 Dec

£18 (£16)

Thu 23 Dec

£18 (£16)

Fri 24 Dec

£18 (£16)

Sun 26 Dec

£18 (£16)

Mon 27 Dec

£18 (£16)

Tue 28 Dec

£18 (£16)

Wed 29 Dec

£18 (£16)

Thu 30 Dec

£18 (£16)

Fri 31 Dec

£18 (£16)

Empire Theatre

The Empire Theatre & Cinema is a popular 500 capacity venue in the heart of Consett, screening live theatre shows ranging from comedy and children's plays, to classical ballets and live music.

The cinema now screens the latest blockbusters and 3D movies, with a new state-of-the-art digital projector. The Cafe Bar also offers a place to unwind, with a superb range of beverages, cakes, pastries and more.

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