The popular TV show Peaky Blinders is being adapted for the stage and will be coming to Hull New Theatre next year.
Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby has been written by the original creator of the global phenomenon – Steven Knight.
The new dance theatre event, delving into the story of Tommy Shelby and the Peaky Blinders, is being produced by dance company Rambert.
Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight discusses bringing the hit TV show to the stage –
This first of its kind production picks up the story of the Peaky Blinders in the trenches at the end of World War One.
It follows 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 will be broken as Rambert dance perform dazzling, athletic dance coupled with stunning dramatization backed by an iconic eclectic Peaky soundtrack from a live on-stage band.
Steven Knight said: “Peaky Blinders has always had music and movement at its heart and now the beating heart of the show will be transferred to the stage, an interpretation of Tommy’s story performed by Rambert, one of the leading dance companies in the world.
“This is dance for people who don’t usually watch dance and what I’ve written has been transformed into something startling by consummate dancers and choreographers.
“If the concept of a Peaky Blinders dance seems strange, reserve judgement and reserve a ticket.”
Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby will run from 31 January until 4 February 2023.
Tickets are on sale from Hull New Theatre from 10am Friday 21 January 2022.