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Tickets on sale for Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby dance show

Rehearsals are underway for a new Peaky Blinders dance theatre show to be opened at Birmingham Hippodrome.

Conor Kerrigan with fight director Adrian Palmer   Photo by Johan Persson
Conor Kerrigan with fight director Adrian Palmer Photo by Johan Persson

The Redemption of Thomas Shelby, written and adapted for the stage by Peaky Blinders’ creator Steven Knight and choreographed by Benoit Swan Pouffer of Rambert Dance, is based on themes from the TV series.

The storyline opens in the First World War trenches and unfolds as the Shelbys navigate the decisions that determine their fate and Tommy's obsession with the mysterious Grace. It will be told in a dazzling, athletic dance and stunning dramatisation to the Peaky soundtrack performed live.

It also includes a new track by Birmingham singer Laura Mvula, while poet Benjamin Zephaniah who played street preacher Jeremiah Jesu in the TV series will provide recorded narration.

Guillaume Queau as Tommy in rehearsals Photo by Johan Persson

Guillaume Queau and Prince Lyons will alternate in the role of Thomas Shelby, and Naya Lovell and Seren Williams the role of Grace, in the production featuring the permanent Rambert Dance Company.

The BBC series stars Cillian Murphy as Tommy Shelby.

Cillian Murphy filming Peaky Blinders at the Black Country Museum in 2014

The new stage show will have its premiere at the theatre on September 27 followed by Troubadour Wembley Park, in London, on October 12, before embarking on tour then returning to Birmingham Hippodrome from May 23-27.

Aishwarya Raut in rehersals Photo by Johan Persson

Tickets for Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby can be booked at birminghamhippodrome.com or by calling 0844 338 5000.

Rambert Dance is supported by Arts Council England.

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