It’s time to say it:
We’ve reached peak Peaky Blinders.
Getting six seasons on TV is wholly justified. Getting an immersive experience is expected. But getting a dance show? No fortune teller on earth saw that one coming.
It’s called The Redemption of Thomas Shelby, and it’s looking like it’s going to be quite a large-scale affair. Not only is it being written by Steve Knight – the creator of the entire show – but it’s being performed by the team at Rambert, who are literally Britain’s oldest dance company. They work to an insanely high calibre, and are versed in styles ranging from ballet, to contemporary, to (apparently) the 1920s Brummie gangster two-step.
So what’s it all about? Well, the story starts at the end of World War One. It then follows Tommy Shelby and Grace Burgess as they meet, fall in love, and learn how many people it takes to tango. But while Tommy’s hustling up his criminal empire, Grace is taking her steps from Special Branch, on a mission to infiltrate the gang. And when it all comes to a head, she can’t just waltz out of there. She’s in too deep. And there will be consequences. Dance-y consequences.
There’s going to be a whole new soundtrack written for the show, all performed by a live orchestra. The plan is for it to premier on September 27th at the Birmingham Hippodrome (as it should), before moving down to the Troubadour Wembley Park ahead of a UK tour in 2023. Tickets are available right now.
So hop to it.
NOTE: Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby will run from October 12th to November 6th in the Troubadour Theatre in Wembley. You can find out more, and get your tickets right HERE.
Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre | 3 Fulton Rd, Wembley Park, HA9 0SP
Want to dance like these guys? You can get classes at Rambert yourself…