No need to feel peaky, a blinder of a show is on the way

A new dance theatre event inspired by the hit BBC TV show Peaky Blinders will delve into the story of Thomas Shelby and the notorious gang when it hits the Hull New Theatre stage next year.

Rambert Dance in Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby is written by the original creator of the global phenomenon – Steven Knight – and will run from 31 January – 4 February 2023.

This first of its kind production picks up the story of the Peaky Blinders in the trenches at the end of World War I. It follows Tommy Shelby and Grace Burgess through their passionate love affair.  While Tommy is building his empire, Grace is operating as an undercover agent for Special Branch on a mission to get close to the heart of Tommy’s gang.  

As the story unfolds, many hearts will be broken as Rambert dance perform dazzling, athletic dance coupled with stunning dramatisation backed by an iconic eclectic Peaky soundtrack from a live on-stage band.

Steven Knight said: “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.  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.”    

Tickets are on sale now at