Peaky Blinders: Rambert Dance film comes to BBC and cinemas
On the day that marks 10 years since the first episode of Peaky Blinders, created and written by Steven Knight, aired on the BBC, Rambert has announced that a new dance theatre film Peaky Blinders: Rambert Dance will be screened on the BBC later in the year, following a limited cinema release.
Inspired by the TV series produced and owned by Caryn Mandabach Productions, the explosive and exhilarating performance has been adapted for the stage by Steven Knight and choreographed and directed by Rambert’s Artistic Director Benoit Swan Pouffer. Filmed on the Birmingham Hippodrome stage, fans will be able to immerse themselves in Rambert’s world of Thomas Shelby as the work will be aired on BBC Four later in the year. This follows a limited cinema release with details announced soon.
Inspired by the television series Peaky Blinders created by Steven Knight and produced by Caryn Mandabach Productions, it is supported by The Space, Arts Council England and Birmingham Hippodrome, with thanks to The Lowry. It is co-produced by North South.
Stage tour – Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby
Having collaborated with the Peaky Blinders creator to present and tour popular new dance theatre show Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby, which saw audiences in excess of 100,000, Rambert has also announced its return to stages next year.
Featuring the full Rambert dance company and an iconic Peaky soundtrack from a live on- stage band, Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby will take over stages in the UK from 13 September 2024. The UK tour will take the company to Aylesbury, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Oxford, Salford and Sunderland.
Having written and adapted the production for Rambert, Peaky Blinders writer and creator Steven Knight said:
‘I’m absolutely thrilled the Peaky/Rambert collaboration has been such a resounding success. So many people came to see the show and so many of them were new to live dance, which is why we all wanted to do this. By popular demand the show is back on the road in the UK in places the first tour didn’t reach. Next, it’s Europe, then the world. Now that our friends at the BBC and North South have captured the performance with such creativity and panache, we hope that more people will enjoy this phenomenal new template in how TV becomes stage then stage becomes TV again.’