There’s a new immersive show coming to town.
And it’s looking like it’ll be a blinder.
Yes, the people behind everyone’s favourite WWI-era Birmingham gangster show – including Steve Knight, the man who created it to begin with – are putting on an official Peaky Blinders immersive experience this summer.
Details at this point are sketchy, and one of those sketchy details is that it’s set to take place in a venue called The Vanguard Theatre in Camden Market, which doesn’t actually exist yet. What we do know however, is that it’ll be around the corner from the real filming location for Solomon’s Yard (home of the Solomons gang), which hopefully isn’t just a tease, and actually plays into the experience in some way. They’re also promising to replicate the betting shop in Small Heath, The Garrison pub, and the bakery too. So, it’s looking like it’ll be fairly large, to say the least.
The basic plot will follow “the rise in fortune of Tommy Shelby and his family” (hence the title), creating a kind of backstory to the show’s protagonist. And, as with all immersive shows, there’ll be a mixture of live action and audience involvement, with actors peppered throughout the crowd.
The company behind it, Immersive Everywhere, have a fairly decent track record at big-budget stuff like this, with both The Great Gatsby and Doctor Who: Time Fracture under their belts, and the talent they’ve rustled up includes director Tom Maller (Doctor Who: Time Fracture, plus several Secret Cinema shows) and Production Designer Rebecca Brower, who also worked on Doctor Who, and who also did a lot of work for Secret Cinema.
Looks like they’re getting the gang back together.
NOTE: Peaky Blinders: The Rise opens on 24th June 2022. Tickets range from £52 (midweek) to £82 (weekends) – you can find out more, and book, right HERE.
Peaky fan? Lucky you, there’s a dance show coming later this year too…