Rambert Dance in Peaky Blinders - The Redemption of Thomas Shelby
You young men of the Tunnelling brigade, you are all dead. Not counted among the dead because your bodies were not buried with the dead. But dead inside…
Written and adapted for the stage by Peaky Blinders’ creator Steven Knight, Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby is a new dance theatre show directed and choreographed by Rambert’s Artistic Director Benoit Swan Pouffer.
The production features the full permanent Rambert dance company on stage, and a live band playing specially commissioned music and iconic Peaky tracks.
Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby is Rambert’s first collaboration of this kind and through dance theatre 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.
Steven Knight has included exclusive plot and character insights that don’t appear on screen, but were in his mind as he was creating the TV show, giving Peaky fans special additional rewards.
Fans of the show will also recognise the (pre-recorded) voice of narrator Benjamin Zephaniah (Jeremiah in the series) illuminating key points of the story.