Written by the creator of Peaky Blinders, Steven Knight
Choreographer/Director: Benoit Swan Pouffer
Following its London premiere and sell-out performances in Birmingham, ‘The most immersive and intoxicating way to experience Knight’s now timeless story’ (NME) is on its way to take over the UK. Long-time fans of the TV show and audiences coming fresh to Peaky have been united in their enthusiasm for the ‘vigorous and vibrant performances from the entire cast’ (The Times) where ‘you can never quite tell whether you’re at a dance show or a grungy rock gig’ (The Telegraph).
Opening in the trenches of Flanders, 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 a mysterious newcomer, Grace.
Written and adapted for the stage by Peaky Blinders’ creator Steven Knight, with choreography and direction from Rambert’s Artistic Director Benoit Swan Pouffer, this captivating show matches dazzling, athletic dance and stunning dramatisation from the full Rambert company with a live band, specially commissioned music by Roman GianArthur and iconic Peaky tracks from Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, Radiohead, Anna Calvi, The Last Shadow Puppets, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.
A RAMBERT PRODUCTION IN ASSOCIATION WITH BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME
CO-PRODUCED WITH THE LOWRY
Executive Producers Rambert, Robin Saunders and Simon Sinek. Inspired by the television series Peaky Blinders created by Steven Knight. In association with Caryn Mandabach Productions. Peaky Blinders © TM Caryn Mandabach Productions 2022, Licensed by Caryn Mandabach Productions.
2hrs 10 mins (inc. 20 min interval)
Family rate: £20pp in price bands A, B and C across all Tue – Thu performances (min 2 and max 6 tickets. 1 member of your party must be under 16 years old)
This show is based on the TV series and there will be some representation of violence, sex, rape, miscarriage, and drug use.
There will be strobe lighting, live gunshots and pyrotechnics on stage.
There will be some recorded loud bangs and some loud music.
Captioned performance: Thu 30 Mar, 19:30
BSL Interpreted performance: Fri 31 Mar, 19:30 (Interpreted by Chandrika Gopalakrishnan)
Audio Described performance: Sat 01 Apr, 14:30
Touch Tours: Sat 01 Apr, 13:30
Rambert’s Access Pack for this production can be viewed here. This pack contains information on the plot, what to expect in terms of lighting and sound, and descriptions of the costumes and sets used.