With set design by Moi Tran, lighting design by Natasha Chivers and costume design by Richard Gellar, the whole vibe is just right. The staging is so clever, consisting of an elevated square space with a channel cut out around the edge where the performers fell into/came out of throughout the piece. The fight scenes, under the direction of Adrian Derrick-Palmer were so cleverly constructed that you find yourself ducking and flinching with every punch or kick on stage.
This show is just over 2 hours in total, including the interval, however it left you wanting more and at no time does the pace slow down in its drama. A truly spectacular piece of theatre that will excite and please audiences throughout the country. Coming out of the show I overhead someone on the phone who simply said, “you have to come and see this it’s incredible”, words which I wholeheartedly agree with. A hot ticket for anyone, not just Peaky Blinder fans!
This show was reviewed on the 28th September 2022 at the Birmingham Hippodrome where it runs until the 2nd October 2022. Tickets available here:
Full tour details can be found here: https://www.peakyblindersdance.com
Written for West End Best Friend
Photo credit: Johan Persson