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The Redemption of Thomas Shelby


What happens when Peaky Blinders meets Ballet Rambert?

This month Chris finds out about Jessica and Angus’s trip to see Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby, otherwise known as Peaky Blinders: The Ballet. Along the way we discuss the narrative structure of ballet, the industrialisation of the body in wartime and whether we are still living in the era of the First World War.


Cabaret (1966)
Metropolis (1927/1984)
Les Miserables (1985)
Abel Gance, J’Accuse (1919)
Paul Fussell, The Great War and Modern Memory (1975)

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