The World Premiere of Rambert Dance in Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby – the first of its kind production – will open at Mayflower Theatre from Tuesday 7 to Saturday 11 February.
Written and adapted for the stage by Peaky Blinders’ creator Steven Knight, Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby is a dance theatre show, directed and choreographed by Rambert’s Artistic Director Benoit Swan Pouffer.
The show 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.
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.
Guillaume Quéau and Prince Lyons alternate the role of Thomas Shelby, with Naya Lovell and Seren Williams alternating the role of Grace, and the production features the permanent Rambert dance company on stage.
Birmingham-born writer and poet Benjamin Zephaniah who played street preacher Jeremiah Jesu in the TV series, provides pre-recorded narration for the production.
Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby will feature live musicians performing a score written by Roman GianArthur and led by Musical Director Yaron Engler and as well as a new track by Laura Mvula.
GianArthur worked with music consultant D.J. Walde to create the soundtrack for the production which will feature iconic songs from the television series.
Immerse yourself with dazzling, athletic dance and stunning dramatisation with an iconic eclectic Peaky soundtrack from live on-stage musicians.
Tickets for Rambert’s Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby (7– Saturday 11 2023) are on sale at mayflower.org.uk or 02380 711811.
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