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Diary: En Pointey Blinders?

Cillian Murphy in Peaky Blinders. Photo: BBC/Tiger Aspect/Robert Viglasky Cillian Murphy in Peaky Blinders. Photo: BBC/Tiger Aspect/Robert Viglasky
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Tabard likes a good ballet. But up until now the only ones that he’s seen are your Nutcrackers and your Sleeping Beauties. All fairly gentle, all quite tame.

So imagine Tabard’s delight when hearing that the BBC2 drama Peaky Blinders could be getting the dance treatment. Peaky Blinders?, you cry. That’s right.

The Birmingham gangster series that is well known for its violence (not least the fact the peaky blinders that feature in the title refers to alleged blades concealed within hats) is apparently being eyed up by dance company Rambert no less. Well it would certainly make a change from the romantic, sweeping ballets Tabard has seen of late.

And Tabard is curious as to how the ballet would work. One wonders if Cillian Murphy has been approached to appear in the dance version? Now that would be worth the price of the ticket alone.

But it has made Tabard wonder what other TV dramas or films are due a ballet makeover. How about Line of Duty – The Ballet, EastEnders on Ice, or Holby – The Dance spectacular?

The possibilities are endless and Tabard awaits with anticipation just which one will make it to the stage first.

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