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An immersive Peaky Blinders theatre show is coming next year

From the team behind acclaimed recent 'Doctor Who' and 'The Great Gatsby' shows

By Patrick Clarke

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Cillian Murphy, Paul Anderson and Joe Cole in 'Peaky Blinders' (Photo: Robert Viglasky / BBC)

Early details have been released about an immersive theatre show based on the hit BBC drama ‘Peaky Blinders’.

Titled ‘Peaky Blinders: The Rise’, the show’s social media accounts shared a link for potential customers to register for future information about the event.

The experience will be staged at Camden’s The Vanguard Theatre in London, near the location of the TV show’s Solomons Yard, and begins in Summer 2022. Immersive Everywhere, the team behind previous immersive shows themed around ‘Doctor Who’ and ‘The Great Gatsby’, will head up the production.

A synopsis for the event said: “Follow the rise in fortune of Tommy Shelby and his family as the unfolding narrative and live actors place the audience right at the heart of the Shelby Company, featuring iconic locations, from the betting shop in Small Heath and The Garrison through to the bakery on the banks of Regent’s Canal, the home of the Solomons gang.”

Peaky Blinders” sixth and final season is due to air on the BBC early next year. 4It comes after one of the show’s main stars, Helen McCrory, passed away earlier this year. The actress, who portrayed Aunt Polly, died from cancer. It was originally thought she would feature heavily in the final season.

It was confirmed in October that the series will also be adapted into a feature film, after show creator Stephen Knight said that shooting will begin in 2023.

Speaking at a BFI London Film Festival panel, Knight confirmed that the series was nearly finishd before adding: “and then I am going to write the feature which will be set in and shot in Birmingham.”

He continued: “And that will probably be the sort of the end of the road for ‘Peaky Blinders’ as we know it.”

Knight didn’t shut down the possibility of “shows related” to the “Peaky Blinders” story, but he doesn’t refer to them as spin-offs.