Wed 6 November
WTF Wednesday: Tom Cassani - I Promise You That Tonight
I Promise You That Tonight collides showmanship, deception, almost miracles and live art.
I Promise You That Tonight has something to do with switching this box for that box, a spontaneous burst of flames, drowning in broken glass and things not being quite as they seem.
None of this is impossible but its ok to admit that it is hard. I Promise You That Tonight no one will get burnt, that no one will come to any harm.
I Promise You That Tonight I love you, I Promise I will not spoil your heart.
I Promise You That Tonight.
Tom Cassani is a Performance Artist and Liar. He is interested in how he can use elements of deception, misdirection and lying in his artistic practice. He has trained in sleight of hand, misdirection and stage magic and now uses these skills to explore truth, honesty and the importance of remaining wary of those who make extraordinary claims.
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
Venue: The Studio
Duration: 60 minutes
Age Advisory: 14+ (parental/guardian discretion).
Content Warnings: includes mentions of death + description of drowning.
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WTF Wednesdays are series of evenings presenting work that is challenging, quirky, off-the-wall, on-the-nose and really pushing the boundaries of performance.
We want you to take a risk, to step outside your comfort zone and experience something totally new.
And to make things easier for you, all of our WTF Wednesday events are ‘Pay What You Decide’ (with a suggested donation of £5) – meaning that you don’t pay until after the show, and even then you only pay what you think the performance was worth!
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The Lowry is at the forefront of presenting some of UK’s most pioneering, genre-bending new performance and we would like to share it with you. Pay What You Decide not only allows you to pay what you can afford, rather than a fixed ticket price, but removes the financial risk of buying a ticket for a show without knowing if you will enjoy it or not. All money collected will help us pay the artists who have performed and allow them to continue creating new and exciting work.
We currently have two PWYD shows available to whet your appetite – WTF Wednesday which is a series of evenings for the compulsively curious featuring frontrunners from the frontiers of contemporary theatre making, and our Digital programme.