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TV Hit ‘Peaky Blinders’ Expands Story Through Dance Show

This image released by Rambert Dance shows Conor Kerrigan, left, with fight director Adrian Palmer during a rehearsal for the dance production "Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby," in London, England. The production, based on the popular series "Peaky Blinders," a 1920′s gangster drama set in Birmingham, England. (Johan Persson/Rambert Dance via AP)
This image released by Rambert Dance shows Conor Kerrigan, left, with fight director Adrian Palmer during a rehearsal for the dance production "Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby," in London, England. The production, based on the popular series "Peaky Blinders," a 1920′s gangster drama set in Birmingham, England. (Johan Persson/Rambert Dance via AP)

London (AP) -- Steven Knight looks astounded, almost lost for words. He’s just watched contemporary dance company Rambert run through scenes from the first act of their “Peaky Blinders” production, based on the hit TV show that he wrote and created.

Watching the immediate connection between the dancers’ movements and the audience is a revelation for Knight, who has teamed up for a full-length theater dance show that fills in some of the 1920s gangster drama’s backstory.