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WHAT’S HAPPENING IN 2020 The Empire Theatre & Cinema Front Street, Consett DH8 5AB 03000 262 400 | www.empireconsett.co.uk

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Kinky Boots Tuesday 4th & Sunday 9th February | £15, £13 concs Kinky Boots The Musical, filmed live at the Adelphi Theatre in the heart of London’s West End, is strutting onto the big screen! With songs from Grammy and Tony award winning pop icon Cindy Lauper, book by legendary Broadway playwright Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), and direction and choreography by Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray), the musical is based on the film written by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth.

Big Girls Don’t Cry Friday 7th February 7.30pm | £23 Step back in time, to the era of romance. Where gents were gents, and gals were gals! Come and experience the iconic sounds of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons authentically recreated by a phenomenal cast and live band. This internationally acclaimed show authentically revives the sublime harmonies of New Jersey’s finest.

The Bear Sunday 16th February 2.30pm | £12.50, £46 Family Ticket (4 seats, min 1 adult) From the book by Raymond Briggs. Adapted by Pins and Needles Productions. The story of a little girl who befriends a mischievous polar bear, this playful, funny and heart-warming tale is one of imagination and growing up. With dazzling puppetry, delicious music and dozens of laughs, The Bear is an unforgettable experience for the whole family.


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Spirit of the Dance Tuesday 25th February 7.30pm | £27 The International smash hit, seen by more than 20 million people worldwide, celebrates 21 fabulous years as one of the most successful dance shows ever. Scottish, Flamenco, Latin, Salsa, Street Dance, Hip Hop, Techno, Can Can and American Tap are all set to the same dynamic rhythms as the heart pounding thunder of Irish dance.

The Illegal Eagles Friday 28th February 7.30pm | £26.50 The world’s official number one Eagles tribute returns for an outstanding show promising more of their trademark musical prowess, acute attention to detail, and incredible showmanship. This phenomenal group of musicians have been touring for over two decades and their longevity and continued international acclaim are due in no small part to their extraordinary mastery of the Eagles’ distinctive sound.

Steve Steinman’s Anything For Love: The Meat Loaf Story Saturday 14th March 7.30pm | £28 The highly acclaimed Steve Steinman brings you his brand-new production featuring over 25 of Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman’s greatest hits. Featuring an incredible stage set, 10-piece live band and special guest star Lorraine Crosby, the female lead vocalist on Meat Loaf’s ‘I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That). ‘


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03000 262 400 | www.empireconsett.co.uk

Soul Town USA Friday 20th March 7.30pm | £22.50 The authoritative story of soul and Motown in a brand-new-for-2020 stage show spectacular. No show brings back the memories better, packing in so many solidgold hits along the way. Soul Town USA revives soul music’s golden years one last time in the must-see show of the year.

The Carpenters Story Thursday 26th March 7.30pm | £23.50 This highly acclaimed concert style production continues to captivate audiences across the UK, with its spectacular celebration of the classic songbook that made The Carpenters a legend in the world of popular music.

Bringing On Back The 60s Saturday 28th March 7.30pm | £20.50 Back by popular demand! This fast-moving show stars New Amen Corner with a special guest appearance from multi award-winning performer Nancy Ann Lee ‘Little Miss Sixties’. Join us for a fantastic evening with Europe’s leading 60s revivalists as they perform two hours of million selling hits from the most prolific decade in musical history.


Coming in Autumn 2020

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Catch Us If You Can Friday 18th September 7.30pm | £21 Starring The Revolvers with special guests Jack O’Boyle and Victoria Jones. This self-contained multimedia extravaganza catalogues all the memorable moments from the 60s.

Chicago Blues Brothers : A Night At The Movies

Saturday 26th September 7.30pm | £24 Direct from London’s West End, join the Chicago Blues Brothers and their 11-piece band, for a brand new all singing, all dancing hit parade bringing you the greatest movie anthems of all time.

The Three Degrees

Thursday 1st October 7.30pm | £25 With original members Helen Scott and Valerie Holiday. Coming direct from the USA, this legendary female vocal group present a show packed full of their best-loved hits including ‘When Will I See You Again’, ‘Dirty Ol’ Man’ and ‘Take Good Care Of Yourself.’

A Country Night In Nashville

Saturday 17th October 7.30pm | £23.50 £22 concs A Country Night In Nashville recreates the scene of a buzzing Honky Tonk in downtown Nashville, perfectly capturing the energy and atmosphere of an evening in the home of country music.


Coming in Autumn 2020

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Buddy Holly & The Cricketers

Friday 23rd October 7.30pm | £21, £19 concs This breath-taking show has rock ’n’ rolled audiences across the globe for 28 years, from Cardiff to California, Barking to Bangkok and Swindon to Sweden.

Come What May: The Ultimate Tribute to Moulin Rouge Friday 30th October 7.30pm | £24.50 Bursting at the seams with timeless classics including Come What May, Your Song, Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend, Roxanne and Lady Marmalade.

Russian National Ballet: Sleeping Beauty

7th November 2.30pm | £22 £20.50 concs, £17.50 Under 16s Every child’s favourite fairy-tale, Sleeping Beauty is the classic story of love and innocence, mystery and magic set to Tchaikovsky’s sublime score.

Russian National Ballet: Swan Lake Saturday 7th November 7.30pm | £22 £20.50 concs, £17.50 Under 16s Swan Lake is one of Tchaikovsky’s best works, featuring some of ballet’s most memorable music and breath-taking dance.


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Saturday 28th November - 31st December 2020

£17, £15 concs, Family Ticket (max 2 adults) £56, Schools from £9 Early bird group discounts available before 30th September 2020. Our annual smash hit pantomime returns in 2020, celebrating the 10th anniversary of The Empire Theatre’s partnership with Leah Bell. Join us for a ‘Yo-Ho-Ho’ panto packed full of pirates, adventure, magic, dazzling costumes, hilarious characters and a modern twist on the traditional story. Opening Night Offer: All tickets £10 to celebrate our 10th anniversary! A relaxed performance: Monday 28th December, 11.00am. British Sign Language interpreted performance: Monday 28th December, 3.00pm


03000 262 400 | www.empireconsett.co.uk

Improving our theatre Durham County Council are set to invest over £500,000 in work to improve our much-loved venue. The project aims to refresh the décor of the auditorium as well as make improvements to the stage, lighting and backstage facilities for the visiting acts. There will also be essential repairs to the roofing and cosmetic updates to the café and box office areas. To allow the improvements to take place the venue will close from 1st April 2020 and will re-open in early September 2020 with an exciting new programme of events - many of which are now already on sale. Where do I purchase tickets during the closure? During the closure tickets will still be available to buy for upcoming shows online via the Empire website at www.empireconsett.co.uk A box office will also be available at Consett Library if you prefer to book tickets in person. Opening times will be: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

9.30am - 5.00pm 9.30am - 7.00pm 9.30am - 12.30pm 9.30am - 7.00pm 9.30am - 1.00pm 9.30am - 12.30pm

Further details about this and how to contact the theatre during the closure, will be available via the Facebook page @empiretheatreconsett or on our website at www.empireconsett.co.uk

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