Peaky Blinders is returning… but not in the way that you’d expect. The popular BBC One series, which was written and created by Steven Knight, came to its conclusion last year.
Now it has been revealed that the Peakys are headed to Cardiff’s Wales Millennium Centre with a new dance show. The show, which is called Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby, delves into lead character Thomas ‘Tommy’ Shelby’s (played by Cillian Murphy in the TV series) passionate love affair with Grace Burgess.
The show’s story is a retelling of Peaky Blinders’ first series and sees Grace operating as an undercover agent for Special Branch on a mission to get close to Tommy’s gang. The new show is a collaboration between Steven Knight and dance company Rambert.
Speaking about how he became involved with Rambert, writer Steven said: “I was writing Series 5 of Peaky Blinders at the time and so I wrote a scene where Tommy Shelby invites Rambert to his house, because in the 1930s Rambert used to tour the country and do shows under the ethos of bringing dance to the people. In Peaky Blinders, the music, the way people move and the way they dress is really important so I think it really lends itself to dance.”