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Peaky Blinders hoof it

A dance show for people who don't usually watch dance, Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby, plays at The Lowry in Salford from March 14-18. Adapted for the stage by TV series creator Steven Knight and performed by Rambert Dance Company, it tells the story of the Peaky Blinders at the end of World War One, following Tommy Shelby and Grace Burgess through their passionate love affair.

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.

“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."

Rambert’s artistic director, Benoit Swan Pouffer, choreographed and directs the production: "This is something on a scale we’ve never done before; it’s such an exciting opportunity as a choreographer to recreate these characters through dance."

Birmingham-born writer and poet Benjamin Zephaniah, who played street preacher Jeremiah Jesu in the TV series, provides pre-recorded narration for the production and the score, by Roman GianArthur, with tracks from Laura Mvula and Nick Cave, is performed live.

More Info and tickets here


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