Rambert’s critically-acclaimed show based on TV's Peaky Blinders wowed Salford audiences in March and will return to co-producer The Lowry in Salford next auumn.
In the week that marks 10 years since the first episode of Peaky Blinders aired on the BBC, Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby will return to Salford in October 22-26, 2024.
Rambert will also unveil a new dance theatre film Peaky Blinders: Rambert Dance, which will be aired on the BBC later in the year, following a limited cinema release.
Featuring the full Rambert company and an iconic soundtrack from a live on-stage band, Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby, tells the story of love and loss at the end of World War One through main protagonists Tommy Shelby and Grace Burgess.
Having included exclusive plot and characters never seen on screen, writer Steven Knight opens the story in the trenches of The Somme in 1916 and launches the story of post-war industrial Birmingham, where the Shelby family navigates the decisions that determine their fate - and Tommy is intoxicated by mysterious newcomer, Grace.
While Tommy is building his empire, Grace is operating as an undercover agent for Special Branch on a mission to get close to Tommy’s gang. As the story unfolds, hearts are broken and revenge is sought, in a script that is spoken by Birmingham-born writer and poet Benjamin Zephaniah, who played street preacher Jeremiah Jesus in the TV series.
The collaboration between Peaky Blinders and Rambert becomes full circle as the stage adaptation pivots to the screen later in the year on the BBC, following a limited cinema release.
Rambert in Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby will be presented in association with the BBC and will be broadcast on BBC 4 later this year.
Rambert’s Artistic Director Benoit Swan Pouffer, who choreographed and directed the production said: “We are so proud of the success of Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby and are excited to see its return."
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