Dates and Times
Thu 11 – Sat 13 November at 7.15pm
ACCESS FEATURE: There will be a BSL interpreted performance on Friday 12 November at 7:15pm, interpreted by Rob Chalk. This will be a socially distanced performance.
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Presented by Tom Cassani and Peader Kirk
I Promise You That Tonight …we will walk on broken glass as if it were sand beneath our feet and we will put our hands into fire but not leave a mark.
None of these things are impossible, but it’s ok to admit that they are hard.
Be wary of those who make extraordinary claims. Lying is done with words and with silences.
Tom Cassani’s obsession with magic and illusion has led him to explore how and why we believe the things we do. In I Promise You That Tonight, Cassani exorcises both the sceptic and the believer, switching between showman and charlatan, Cassani sets fire to our fickle sense of truth.
An impossible box, an exploding wineglass, spontaneous combustion, a drowning man, sand becoming glass, that voice from below and a barefoot man on broken glass.
Some of these things are real and some of these things are fake but all of them are happening… tonight.
Concept, Text and Performance: Tom Cassani
Direction and Dramaturgy: Peader Kirk
Lighting Design: Nigel Edwards
Production: Jen Smethurst
Glass collectors:Miau Vartiainen and Jenny Buckley
Image: Hugo Glendinning
A hÅb commission
Supported by Arts Council England, BE Festival and Metal Peterborough.
ACCESS FEATURE: There will be a BSL interpreted performance on Friday 12 November at 7:15pm, interpreted by Rob Chalk.
CONTENT TO CONSIDER
This performance includes mentions of death and descriptions of drowning.
The company don’t believe there are any health warnings in this performance.
If you have any other questions or enquiries that are not covered here please do get in touch by emailing [email protected].
About the company
Tom Cassani is a performance maker and artist. Tom’s work is concerned with textual illusion, authentic deception and honest trickery.
Peader Kirk is an artist and director working internationally in the fields of Performance, Sound Art and Hip Hop Theatre.
Tom and Peader first worked together on the solo show Someone Loves You Drive With Care initially commissioned by Works Ahead. This show went on to win Birmingham European Festival of Theatres 1st Prize. Gaining 5 star reviews, the show toured Spain and the UK.