Peaky Blinders is arguably one of the most famous shows of the past decade. Released back in 2013, the show was brought to a close in 2022 after releasing its sixth season.
For those unaware, the show revolves around a family of mixed-Irish travelers based in Birmingham, England. It centers on a street gang named Peaky Blinders and their ambitious and rather cunning crime boss, Thomas Shelby, played by Cillian Murphy. While fans have been able to enjoy the TV show, they will now get to see a Peaky Blinders-based dance performance as a part of BBC’s Christmas schedule.
What is the Peaky Blinders-based dance performance called?
The BBC is set to air a number of scripted content on Christmas 2023. While the schedule features of wealth of content including Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Famous Five, Ghosts Christmas Special, and second seasons of Vigil and The Tourist, fans seem to be most excited about the Peaky Blinders-based dance performance called, Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby.
As reported by Deadline, the performance will be filmed at the Birmingham Hippodrome. Moreover, the performance has been adapted by the creator of the show, Steven Knight, and choreographed and directed by Rambert’s Artistic Director Benoit Swan Pouffer.
Apart from the Peaky Blinders performance, Dune star Ferguson is narrating Wild Scandinavi. The performance will celebrate the stunning wildlife, dramatic landscapes, and unique culture of the furthest northern reaches of Europe which is being co-produced for PBS and SVT. There are also new documentaries on the schedule about the Kanneh-Mason performers, Caroline Aherne, Noel Coward, and Adrian Chiles.
Cillian Murphy compares his roles in Peaky Blinders and Oppenheimer
While Cillian Murphy gained a lot of popularity thanks to his role in Peaky Blinders, he has certainly reached a new level of fame after recently portraying J. Robert Oppenheimer in Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer. Interestingly, many fans have urged the two roles to be similar. However, that is not the case with Murphy who believes the roles are entirely different.
While speaking to Brut America, Cillian Murphy was asked to comment on if he saw any similarities in two of his most remarkable roles and he replied by saying:
“I mean, they’re entirely different characters. I always do a lot of research for every character that I play. it’s just very useful for me, but then I tend to kind of park it and just rely on instincts.”
“These characters were completely different, Tommy Shelby is a returning character, so we would finish one series and then we’d have a year off or so and then we’d go and make another series, and I’d get to do work in between. so this is a one-off, very intense, but we shot it very quickly.”
It’s safe to say that Cillian Murphy does not see any similarity in his characters in Peaky Blinders and Oppenheimer. Regardless, Murphy played both of the characters tremendously and showed us why he truly deserved those roles.
Watch Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby live on BBC Four through Christmas.