Sneak preview of Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby.
Rambert and Birmingham Hippodrome today have released the first look trailer for Rambert Dance in Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby, a dance theatre show written and adapted for the stage by Peaky Blinders’ creator Steven Knight and directed and choreographed by Rambert’s Artistic Director Benoit Swan Pouffer. The sixty-second trailer gives audiences a taster of what’s to come from Rambert Dance in Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby.
Rambert Dance in Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby will have a World Premiere at co-producing partner venue Birmingham Hippodrome on 27th September, running until 2nd October, followed by a London Premiere at Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre before embarking on a UK tour in 2023.
The new dance theatre production will feature the twenty permanent Rambert dance company on stage, and a live band playing specially commissioned music and is Rambert’s first collaboration of this kind.
Through dance theatre Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby picks up the story of the Peaky Blinders at the end of World War One, following Tommy Shelby and Grace Burgess through their passionate love affair. While Tommy is building his empire, Grace is operating as an undercover agent for Special Branch on a mission to get close to the heart of Tommy’s gang. As the story unfolds, many hearts are broken. Tommy and the Peaky Blinders fought together at Flanders and the show opens in the trenches. Bound by this experience, a very personal story unfolds as the Shelby family navigate the decisions that determine their fate and Tommy is intoxicated by the mysterious Grace.
The performance promises dazzling, athletic dance and stunning dramatisation with an iconic eclectic Peaky soundtrack from a live on-stage band. Tickets are on sale now at birminghamhippodrome.com or can be booked by calling 0844 338 5000.