Caryn Mandabach Productions teams with Rambert for Peaky Blinders dance show

“This is dance for people who don’t usually watch dance,” said Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight.

Caryn Mandabach Productions has teamed up with dance company Rambert to launch a new dance theatre event around Peaky Blinders.

Written and adapted for the stage by Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight, Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby is a dance theatre show that picks up the story of the Peaky Blinders at the end of World War One, following Tommy Shelby and Grace Burgess through their love affair.

The show is directed and choreographed by Rambert’s Artistic Director, Benoit Swan Pouffer, and the production will feature a live band playing specially commissioned music.

“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,” said Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight.

“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.”

Benoit Swan Pouffer, Rambert’s Artistic Director, added: “Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby is something on a scale we’ve never done before, and I couldn’t be more ready for the challenge – it’s such an exciting opportunity as a choreographer to tell these stories and recreate these characters through dance.

“It is also a great collaborative opportunity to have been working closely with Steven Knight on this original production. What you’re going to get as a result will be an inspiring and uplifting dance show, but so much more than a dance show.”

The show starts touring the UK later this year. For more information, click here (

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