If you’re heading into London this summer then there is one experience not to be missed, and that’s Peaky Blinders: The Rise.
This mysterious theatre production is a 360 degree, fully immersive show where the audience are wrapped up, surrounded and involved in the excitement and drama.
I say mysterious because the details of what to expect are still being kept top secret! Immersive Everywhere have announced that the production will take place at The Vanguard Theatre in Camden, close to the actual filming site of Solomon’s Yard in the Peaky Blinders TV series, but as far as we know, this theatre doesn’t even exit yet.
The Rise will be the first, official, theatre show to inhabit the gangster underworld of the globally successful TV show, Peaky Blinders. The production will follow “The Rise” in fortune of Tommy Shelby and his family with the actors and audience drawn into the heart of the Shelby Company, maybe you’ll even get your hands a little dirty. The story line will include visits to the betting shop in Small Heath, The Garrison pub and the bakery on the banks of Regent’s Canal, the home of Alfie Solomon’s gang. Sounds epic, doesn’t it!
We’re really excited about this production because Immersive Theatre have a great track record of putting on impressive shows like, the critically acclaimed, The Great Gatsby and the ground breaking, Doctor Who: Time Fracture. Their newest work, Peaky Blinders: The Rise is being put together by Creative Director Tom Maller and Production Designer, Rebecca Brower, who both worked on Doctor Who: Time Fracture, as well as recent Secret Cinema productions.
Plus, you know you’re going to get the real deal because the show is being created in association with Steven Knight (creator and writer of the Peaky Blinders TV series) and Caryn Mandabach Productions (who own the Peaky Blinders brand).
We know it’ll be opening in Summer 2022, which should nicely coincide with the airing of Peaky Blinders Series 6 (the final series), but as soon as we get more detailed information we’ll be letting you know. But in the meantime we suggest you get on over to their website and sign up to receive news directly to your inbox.
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