Steven Knight Discusses Bringing 'Peaky Blinders' Stage Show to U.S.

If you're a Peaky Blinders fan based in the U.S., today brings some exciting news: Steven Knight has spoken about the possibility of taking his spin-off stage show stateside.
“After it closes in the U.K. in Birmingham, we're hoping it moves onto New York and then Boston because the show has massive international appeal, so I think this one can travel," he said during a BBC radio interview transcribed by Deadline.
Titled Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby, the dance theatre show is written by Knight and directed by Benoit Swan Pouffer of acclaimed British dance company Rambert. According to the website, it "picks up the story of the Peaky Blinders at the end of World War One, following Tommy Shelby and Grace Burgess through their passionate love affair."
The plot synopsis teases: "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 are broken."
Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby premiered at the end of September in Birmingham, England, the city where the Peaky Blinders TV series is set, and will shortly begin a U.K. tour.
That U.K. tour is due to conclude in Birmingham in May 2023, meaning stateside fans may not have too long to wait for the proposed New York City and Boston dates.  During his BBC Radio 4 interview, Knight said he hopes the show will add to the cultural identity of Birmingham, the U.K.'s second-largest city.
"Birmingham has been a big, proud city for hundreds of years," he said. "I think there’s been a gap in its media image and presence. And I hope Peaky is the first of many things that will give the city an identity. I know people that have Birminghan accents and when they go abroad and open their mouths, people say Peaky Blinders.”

Are you intrigued by Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby?