Following a riotously successful London premiere and a slate of sellout shows in Birmingham, Rambert Dance presents their fresh, exhilarating spin on the Peaky Blinders with The Redemption of Thomas Shelby from Tue 14 Mar – Sat 18 Mar at The Lowry.

Written by the show’s co-creator Stephen Knight, the groundbreaking yet faithfully rendered show opens in the fields of Flanders before swiftly finding the Shelby family in post-war Birmingham, collectively facing a number of pivotal, irreversible decisions muddied by mysterious newcomers.

Featuring ‘vigorous and vibrant performances from the entire cast’ (The Times) during which ‘you can never quite tell whether you’re at a dance show or a grungy rock gig’ (The Telegraph), Rambert Dance’s latest production blends dazzling athleticism with elevated dramatisation and a gripping narrative to a live soundtrack which includes songs by Nick Cave, Radiohead, Frank Carter and others.

Birmingham-born writer and poet Benjamin Zephaniah, who played street preacher Jeremiah Jesu in the TV series, will provide pre-recorded narration for the production. This coincides with a band of live musicians led by Musical Director Yaron Engler and a score written by Roman GianArthur, as well as a new track by Laura Mvula.

Having written and adapted the production for the stage, Peaky Blinders creator 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, an interpretation of Tommy’s story performed by Rambert, one of the leading dance companies in the world.

“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. If the concept of a Peaky Blinders dance seems strange, reserve judgement and reserve a ticket.”

Book tickets to Rambert Dance’s The Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby using the button below.

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Tue 14 Mar - Sat 18 Mar, 7.30pm, The Lowry,
Pier 8, Salford Quays, Manchester M50 3AZ
, Tel: 0343 208 6000, From £15
Wolf McFarlane
Published on:
Wed 8 Feb 2023