Peaky cre­ator talks bal­let at Press Club lunch

Birmingham Post - - BUSINESS -

PEAKY Blin­ders cre­ator Steven Knight, speak­ing at a Birm­ing­ham Press Club celebrity lunch, re­vealed plans for a bal­let ver­sion of the hit Birm­ing­ham gang­ster TV show.

The Os­car-nom­i­nated screen­writer said the Ram­bert Dance Com­pany had ap­proached him with plans for a bal­let based on the Shelby crime fam­ily. He also told guests he was plan­ning three more se­ries of the drama and was lob­by­ing the BBC to film more of the show in his home city.

Steven said he was keen to use the show’s suc­cess to pro­mote Birm­ing­ham and wants more film­ing to take place in the city. Pre­vi­ous episodes have been filmed else­where, with the Black Coun­try Liv­ing Mu­seum one of the only lo­ca­tions close to Birm­ing­ham.

At the lunch, held at Opus Restau­rant, Birm­ing­ham, and spon­sored by Dig­beth Din­ing Club, Steven was also in­stalled as an Hon­orary Life Mem­ber of Birm­ing­ham Press Club – the old­est of its kind in the world – and re­ceived the tra­di­tional gift of an Acme Whistles­made bu­gle from Bob War­man, the press club’s pres­i­dent.

Pic­tures by Ian Ten­nant

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