By order of the Peaky Blinders – you must see this show! PEAKY BLINDERS: THE REDEMPTION OF THOMAS SHELBY fired on to the stage of the Wales Millienium Centre. This6 high-action, intense ballet is the perfect night out for any fan of the hit BBC TV Series.
The story begins in the trenches of World War One, Thomas Shelby (GUILLAUME QUÉAU) is deep in the haze of war. By his side are his fellow soliders, including his brother Arthur Shelby (CONOR KERRIGAN). After the war, traumaised and hardened by what they’ve seen, the band of brothers return to England and form The Peaky Blinders.
The dancing was spectatular throughout. The show was produced by Rambert and was beautifully told throughout the medium of dance. The story is a dark one, telling the tale of Thomas Shelby’s journey from soilder to criminal boss and the tragedy of the loss of his love, Grace Burgess (NAYA LOVELL).
Tommy Shelby battles with rivial gangs, sleezy criminals and his own demons. The conflict on stage is perfectly told with the brilliantly staged perfromances that perfectly convey the story. The costumes by RICHARD GELLAR and set design by MOI TRAN really help transport you back to post-war Brimingham.
Even if you haven’t seen the show, the show acts as a standalone story that tells the story of Thomas Shelby from his time in the trenches. Poet BENJAMAMIN ZEPHANIAH features as the pre-recorded narratator and as Jeramiah. It breaks up the story and provides the context throughout in a poetically somber way.
You can see PEAKY BLINDERS: THE REDEMPTION OF THOMAS SHELBY at the Wales Millennium Centre until Saturday 25th March. Performances are every evening at 7:30pm with a 2:30pm matinee on Saturday With tickets starting at £12.50. For more details click HERE.