Dates and Times
Tue 31 Mar - Sat 4 Apr 2020 at 9pm (BSL interpreted performance on Thu 2 Apr)
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Presented by Tom Cassani & Peader Kirk
Colliding showmanship, deception and almost miracles.
We can all walk on broken glass as carefree as if it were sand beneath our feet. We can all put our hands straight into the fire and not leave a mark if we need to.
None of these things are impossible but it’s ok to admit that they are hard. That this time is hard.
Tom Cassani twists showman’s patter to preach the importance of remaining wary of those who make extraordinary claims. Lying is done with words and also silence. I promise you that tonight.
Tom’s obsession with magic and illusion has lead him to explore how and why we believe the things we do. Cassani exorcises his inner sceptic and believer, switching between the roles of the showman and the conman as he shares disturbing accounts of spontaneous human combustion and memories from a parallel life.
Whilst traversing a stage covered in broken glass and fragmented truths Cassani uses real blowtorches, incantory texts and sleight of hand to set fire to our fickle sense of truth.
I Promise You That Tonight is a solo theatre show written and performed by Tom Cassani with direction and dramaturgy from Peader Kirk, that smashes together impossible imagery and hallucinatory text.
Written & performed by Tom Cassani
Dramaturg & Direction: Peader Kirk
Lighting Designer: Nigel Edwards
Stage Manager: Jen Smethurst
Image – Hugo Glendinning
A hÅb commission, Supported by Arts Council England, BE Festival and Metal Peterborough.
CONTENT TO CONSIDER
This performance contains references to death and drowning. It has an age recommendation of 14+.
The company don’t believe there are any health warnings in this performance. To read the detailed synopsis of the content to consider, please click here.
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About the company
Tom Cassani is a Performance Artist and Liar. He is interested in using elements of deception, misdirection and lying in his practice. He trained in sleight of hand, misdirection and stage magic and now uses these to explore truth, honesty and the importance of remaining wary of those who make extraordinary claims.
Image description: a man in a black shirt laying down on a black floor, surrounded by and covered in pieces of glass.