Rambert has released the first look trailer for Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby, an anticipated new 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.
Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby will have its World Premiere at co-producing partner venue Birmingham Hippodrome from 27 September to 2 October 2022, followed by a London Premiere at Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre from 12 October to 6 November 2022 before embarking on a UK tour in 2023.
The 2023 UK tour will visit Norwich Theatre Royal (17 – 21 January), Alhambra Theatre, Bradford (25 – 28 January), Hull New Theatre (31 January – 4 February), Mayflower Theatre, Southampton (7 – 11 February), Royal and Derngate, Northampton (21 – 25 February), Festival Theatre Edinburgh (28 February – 4 March), The Lowry, Salford (14 – 18 March), Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff (21 – 25 March) and Theatre Royal Plymouth (28 March – 1 April).
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.
Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby will feature the 20 permanent Rambert dance company on stage, and a live band playing specially commissioned music and is Rambert’s first collaboration of this kind.