BBC | Theatrical Release | On-Demand
Run time
Approx. 2 hours
Written by
Steven Knight CBE
Choreographed and Direction:
Benoit Swan Pouffer
Creative Team

Composer and Music Supervisor - Roman GianArthur
Set Designer - Moi Tran
Lighting Designer - Natasha Chivers
Costume Designer - Richard Gellar
Musical Director - Yaron Engler
Dramaturg/Narration Director - Kaite O’Reilly
Illusions Designer - Filipe J. Carvalho
Assistant Director - Jason Kittelberger
Sound Designer - Moshik Kop
Fight Director - Adrian Derrick-Palmer
Acting Director - Kim Pearce
Intimacy Director - Yarit Dor
Narrator (Recorded) - Benjamin Zephaniah


Tommy - Guillaume Quéau                   
Grace / Ensemble - Naya Lovell                
Ada / Ensemble - Adél Bàlint      
Widow Changretta / Ensemble - Aishwarya Raut          
Jeremiah / Ensemble - Alex Soulliere
Polly / Ensemble - Angélique Blasco
Changretta / Ensemble - Antonello Sangirardi
Inspector / Ensemble - Archie White  
Ensemble - Caití Carpenter
Ensemble - Cali Hollister
Arthur / Ensemble - Conor Kerrigan
Factory Foreman / Ensemble - Dylan Tedaldi 
Ensemble - Jonathan Wade
John / Ensemble - Joseph Kudra             
Follies / Ensemble - Max Day                     
Barney / Ensemble - Musa Motha   
Ensemble - Seren Williams
Ensemble - Tristán Carter 

Director of Camera
Matt Hargraves
Sarah Butcher

Director of Photography - Rowan Biddiscombe
Script Supervisor - Alice Marner
Assistant Producer - Chad Heflin
Steadicam Operators - Benjamin Eeley & Justin Theodore
Specialist Camera Operators- Guy Linton, Matthew Carter, James Harwood & Finn Cooper
1st Assistant Camera - Henry Owen, Oliver Munks, Catharina Scarpellini & Lou Macnamara
2nd Assistant Camera - Ari Papadopoulos &Marta Garcia
Grip - Alex Kelleher & Brandon Lamerton
Production Assistant - Tyra Hartman
DIT - Romek Sudak
Editor - Stephan Bevan
Re-recording Mixer - David Crane
Colourist - Gabriel Xavier

Twickenham Film Studios
Executive Producers
Helen Shute for RAMBERT, Steven Knight, Caryn Mandabach, Emma Cahusac for BBC and Fiona Morris for THE SPACE

Inspired by the TV series produced and owned by Caryn Mandabach Productions, the ex-plosive and exhilarating performance has been adapted for the stage by Steven Knight and choreographed and directed by Rambert’s Artistic Director Benoit Swan Pouffer.

The production features the full permanent Rambert dance company on stage, and a live band playing specially commissioned music and iconic Peaky tracks.

North South were co-producers on the filmed version which was captured at Birmingham Hippodrome over 3 days. The film will be broadcast on the BBC after a short cinema release. 

We were able to bring the whole production back after it’s live stage run had ended. We turned the Hippodrome into a sound stage and over 3 days captured the show in a variety of ways using only 3 cameras and a very skilled crew. We collaborated closely with the shows Choreographer and Director Benoit to make sure his narrative and vision stayed true to what he had created while we created something specific for a screen audience. 

For more details about the release and distribution of the film, please visit Rambert Dance


“Now that our friends at the BBC and North South have captured the performance with such creativity and panache, we hope that more people will enjoy this phenomenal new template in how TV becomes stage then stage becomes TV again.”