Tom Cassani

Someone Loves You
Drive With Care

Presented by Word of Warning, Contact + STUN during Works Ahead 2017
A double bill with Toni-Dee Paul

In Brief

Collectively constructed truths and lies — a deceptive exposé of deception itself.

Venue + Booking Details for Works Ahead at Contact

Dates: Thursday 11 + Friday 12 May 2017, 7.30pm
Venue: Contact, Oxford Road, Manchester, M15 6JA
Tickets: £7/4 | For £13/7 see all three Works Ahead over two nights in two venues: book a ticket for Chanje Kunda at STUN Studio at Z-arts.
Box Office Tel: 0161 274 0600 (all tickets booked via Contact only)

Access Information for Works Ahead at Contact

Age advisory: as Tom’s work contains imagery that some people may find disturbing, we suggest 14+ (parental/guardian discretion). Duration: the double bill lasts up to 2 hours, including an interval. Both works largely spoken English; Toni-Dee Paul’s work includes vegan friendly food + drink. For specific age and access information please email or call 0161 232 6086.


The structure of a trick is imbalanced.
Watch everyday actions turn into the impossible.
I place myself in vulnerable situations so we can examine the extremities of collectively constructed truths and lies. We will explore moments in time that have never happened and will never happen again. Things that might have happened.
Being born at the same time as a tree, holding a strangers hand, crying. I will expose deceptive techniques, teach how to spot a deception, empty my hands and disarm myself of any hidden mechanisms. Stripping back any physical means of trickery we will explore and expose deception, and truth together.

Who is he?

Tom is a performance artist and liar.
Trained in sleight of hand and prestidigitation, he uses deceit as an artistic platform, exploring subjects of truth, honesty, and manipulation.
Tom invites you to investigate his relationship with a practice founded on bending the truth and being honest about doing just that.

What people have said about him

…clever and challenging performance that lingers long after.
Sadia Pineda Hameed, Quench Magazine


Co-commissioned by hÅb + Contact for Works Ahead. Part of the SPILL National Platform 2016. With thanks to Arts Lab, Steakhouse Live, Forest Fringe, Carnesky Productions + Tim Bromage.

Works Ahead 2017 is co-commissioned/co-produced by hÅb + Contact; supported by STUN (Sustained Theatre Up North); supported using public funding by Arts Council England; funded by Manchester City Council.
Project Mentors: Matt Fenton + Peader Kirk

Websites | @TomCassani | #WorksAhead

Works Ahead 2017

Thu 11 + Fri 12 May. See both nights £13/7
at Contact: 7.30pm. £7/4 each night
at STUN Studio at Z-arts: 7.30pm. £7/4 each night