Inspired by the TV series and specially filmed on the Birmingham Hippodrome stage, Rambert's exhilarating performance of their hit stage show Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby.
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 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.
Birmingham-born writer and poet Benjamin Zephaniah, who played street preacher Jeremiah Jesus in the TV series, picks up the spoken-word element, while a live on-stage band perform specially commissioned music by Roman GianArthur and iconic Peaky Blinders' tracks from Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, Radiohead, Anna Calvi, The Last Shadow Puppets, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.