‘Peaky Blinders: Rambert Dance’ comes to BBC on New Year’s Day

September 12, 2023

Peaky Blinders: Rambert Dance film comes to BBC and cinemas

Rambert’s exhilarating performance of their hit stage show Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby comes to BBC Four this New Year’s Day at 9:25pm and will also be available on BBC iPlayer.

Adapted for the stage by Steven Knight and choreographed and directed by Rambert‘s Artistic Director Benoit Swan Pouffer, the performance includes the full company of Rambert dancers and marks ten years since the first episode of Peaky Blinders aired on the BBC. The explosive and exhilarating performance was filmed on the Birmingham Hippodrome stage,

The story opens in the trenches of The Somme in 1916, a personal story unfolds in post-war industrial Birmingham as the Shelby family navigate 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 the heart of Tommy’s gang. As the story unfolds, hearts are broken and revenge is sought.

Inspired by the television series Peaky Blinders, created by Steven Knight and produced by Caryn Mandabach Productions, the work is supported by The Space, Arts Council England and Birmingham Hippodrome, with thanks to The Lowry.
It is co-produced by North South.

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.’


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