Mu­sic to Peaky Blin­ders fans

Daily Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - SQUARE EYES -

THERE’S good news and bad news for Peaky Blin­ders fans.

Show boss Steven Knight says not only will there be a mu­si­cal, he’s plan­ning a film, too. Hur­rah!

But l ead­ing man Cil­lian Mur­phy – who plays Tommy

– isn’t so keen on the singing ver­sion. Boo!

Steven tells us: “The mu­si­cal, we are def­i­nitely go­ing to do. I’m writ­ing the book [the script for a mu­si­cal] and there are New York peo­ple who are go­ing to pro­duce it. The idea is to start in Birm­ing­ham and go to Broad­way.” Then next up for Steven, who al­ready has a Peaky Blin­ders cloth­ing line, will be a movie about the Brum­mie gang­sters of 100 years ago.

Cil­lain muses: “In the­ory, if the writ­ing for the film was as good as the show, I would do it. But the mu­si­cal is not for me. I would def­i­nitely pass on that one.”

The fourth se­ries starts tonight and Steven is think­ing about a fifth.

“Why stop when you are hav­ing fun?” he says.

This run is very on-message as it ex­am­ines the gen­der pay gap.

“So much in the 1920s sowed the seeds of what we are ex­pe­ri­enc­ing now,” says He­len Mccrory, who plays Tommy’s fierce Aunt Polly.

NO SINGING Cil­lian Mur­phy

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