The original Peaky Blinders were a gang in Birmingham which is near the middle of the UK. They gained power around the turn of the century. They got their name from placing razor blades in the front of peak caps. Headbutting somebody would cut their foreheads open, causing bleeding into their eyes thus blinding them. This is something the TV series has yet to portray.

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The BBC series has been a huge hit with five seasons down and a final, sith season, due out soon. It stars Cillian Murphy, Helen McCroy, and Paul Anderson. It has also featured some great cameos from the likes of Sam Neill, Tom Hardy, Adrien Brody, Annabelle Wallis, Stephen Graham, and Anya Taylor-Joy.

The series was created by Steve Knight and he is behind a new stage show based upon the series titled Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby.

It is due to open on the 27th September at the Birmingham Hippodrome, then moving to London and a UK tour. A live band will play specially commissioned music for the dance routines.

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The dance company who are performing the show is called Rambert. Their artistic director, Benoit Swan Pouffer, has said the story will pick up the story of the gang just after World War I and will be an “uplifting and inspiring” show.

“It’s such an exciting opportunity as a choreographer to tell these stories and recreate these characters through dance.

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.”

Tickets will be on sale soon and we will post a link as soon as we have it! Oh, sorry, I need to turn my sarcasm-o-meter off…

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There is good news. Knight said today that the sixth and final season of the TV series Peaky Blinders will be hitting the screen in a few weeks, although the exact date is still being kept under wraps.

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