First Look: Dance Theater Adaptation of ‘Peaky Blinders’

THEATER

“Peaky Blinders” is getting a stage adaptation with “Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby.”

Creator of Peaky Blinders steven knight has written the theatrical dance show, which will be directed and choreographed by Pouf Swan Benoitartistic director of Rambert.

It will premiere on September 27 at the Birmingham Hippodrome, which co-produces the show, before transferring to the Troubadour Wembley Park in London and then on to a UK tour in 2023.

Thomas Shelby will be played by Guillaume Quéau and Prince Lyons, who will alternate, while the role of Grace will rotate between Naya Lovell and Seren Williams.

Simon Sinek and Robin Saunders are executive producers.

Through dance theatre, ‘Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby’ picks up the story of the Peaky Blinders at the end of World War I, following Tommy Shelby and Grace Burgess through their passionate romance. in the synopsis. “As Tommy builds his empire, Grace acts as an undercover Special Branch agent on a mission to get closer to the heart of Tommy’s gang. As the story unfolds, many hearts are broken.”

TRANSMISSION

new streamer SkyShowtime has begun its deployment in Europe, starting with Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. The service will launch in the Netherlands and Portugal on October 25.

In addition to feature films from Paramount Pictures and Universal Pictures, it will also feature long-form content from Showtime, Peacock and Sky Originals and local original programming.

In the Nordic countries, SkyShowtime replaces Paramount+.

“We are very excited that customers in the Nordic countries will have exclusive access to the latest series and movie releases from our world-renowned and iconic studios,” said the CEO of SkyShowtime. Monty Sharhan. “We are also pleased to announce that next month, audiences in the Netherlands and Portugal will be able to experience SkyShowtime as we continue our expansion in Europe.”

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Meanwhile, the Indian streamer’s Tamil-language service AHA launched in Malaysia with several blockbuster movies and exclusive originals including “Vikram”, “Viruman”, “Koogle Kutappa”, “Manmadhaleelai”, “AkashVani”, “Ammuchi 2”, “Kuthukku Pathu”, “Emoji” and “Sarkaar.” And Aha’s Telugu-language service has partnered with the Hong Kong-based global content distributor. 04 Media to stream 100 hours of KBS’s Telugu-dubbed Korean content to the platform starting in the last quarter of this year.

DATE

Dawn Beresfordformerly with independent producers CPL Productions and Arrow International Media, will join the BBC as director of talent, start-up, in October. Beresford will develop and lead plans driving the strategy for commissioning roles at the BBC, working closely with the senior creative team, alongside freelance relationships, resources and creative diversity to support a holistic approach to off-screen talent across the group. of content. Beresford will also work with external partners to support the short- and long-term health of skills and culture in the UK’s creative industries.

SALES

ZDF studies has scored a huge amount of sales on the thriller series “Unbroken” (6 x 45′), a ZDFneo Original produced by Network Movie, a wholly owned subsidiary of ZDF Studios. The streaming services that have acquired the series are Turkcell in Turkey and Poland’s OTT platform CDA Polska. Broadcast sales include SBS (Australia), Brazil’s Globo TV, France’s Polar+ and all three Baltic channels (LTV, LRT and EER) and GSN UK and US, where it will be featured on Walter Presents. Spafax, the travel media network, licensed the drama for Germany, Qatar and Oman, with French production company Newen securing the format rights.

aylin tezel plays a police detective on a quest to find her newborn baby after she is kidnapped while pregnant. A week after her sudden disappearance, she wakes up bloodied. Her baby is gone and she has no recollection of her birth. When her colleagues do not advance in the investigation, she takes command and becomes entangled in a web of suspicion and lies, risking everything to get her son back.

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Documentary feature film “Quintessentially British”, directed by frank manion (“Sparkling: The Story of Champagne”) and produced by his swipe movies, has sold to Rialto Films for Australia and New Zealand, Signature Films for the UK and Ireland, and Vision Films for North America. It has actors Ian McKellen Y Judi Dench and Speaker of the House of Commons Lindsay Hoyle, among others discussing what they see as quintessentially British. The film will be released by Vision in US theaters and on VOD on October 12.

OPTION

content producer Media Netherlands has secured an option agreement for the format rights to japanese televisionThe hit entertainment show “Old Enough!” with the aim of producing a Dutch version. The show, which currently airs twice a year on Nippon TV with stellar ratings, centers on the adventures of adorable kids running errands on their own for the first time, all while being filmed in the shadows by an incognito camera crew. Netflix has streamed 20 episodes of the show.

TALENT INITIATIVE

Irish Film London has launched Beginnings Narrative Lab, a new talent development initiative with industry development agency Stowe Story Labs.

Aimed at emerging screenwriters and filmmakers working on their debut project or sophomore year, it will take place in London in November as part of the London Irish Film Festival. Those selected for the initiative will participate in industry mentorships, script note sessions, panel discussions and screenwriting sessions with industry leaders.

“We have worked hard to position IFL as a more industry-oriented organization over the last 18 months, and launching this program with the Stowe team represents an important milestone for this strategy,” said Gerry Maguire, director of Irish Film. . London.

Applicants can register their interest here.

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