Tom Cassani

I Promise You That Tonight

Presented by The Lowry + Word of Warning as a WTF Wednesday

In Brief

A collision of showmanship, deception + almost miracles.

Now that it’s over, read reviews by North West End + NUMBER 9.

Venue + Booking Details

Date: Wednesday 6 November 2019, 8pm
Venue: The Lowry (Aldridge Studio), Pier 8, Salford Quays, M50 3AZ
Tickets: reserve online, then Pay What You Decide (suggested donation £5) by cash or card after the show.
Box Office Tel: 0161 876 2000 (The Lowry)

Access Information

Age Advisory: 14+ (parental/guardian discretion).
Warning: includes mentions of death and description of drowning; for specific content warnings please click here.
Duration: approximately 1 hour (no interval).
Features: live spoken English, amplified/mechanical sound (loud at times), lighting.
Specific age + access info: please get in touch with us by emailing or call 0161 232 6086 during weekday office hours.


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 it’s 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.

Who is he?

Tom Cassani returns to parts-Mancunian after 2017’s deceptive exposé of deception itself. A Performance Artist and Liar, Tom is interested in how he can use elements of deception, misdirection, and lying in his artistic practice. Trained in sleight of hand, misdirection, and stage magic, Tom now uses those skills to explore truth, honesty, and the importance of remaining wary of those who make extraordinary claims.

What people have said about I Promise You That Tonight

Often the eerie silence, combined with Cassani’s deliberately perfunctory performance, made the show uncomfortable viewing, and yet it was impossible to look away…
★★★★ Ellie Hutchings, What’s on Birmingham
• Very accomplished performance. A powerful presence throughout.
• Beautiful, loved the eye contact. Exciting, vulnerable.
Audience Feedback


Writer + Performer: Tom Cassani | Dramaturg + Direction: Peader Kirk | Lighting Designer: Nigel Edwards | Stage Manager: Jen Smethurst
Commissioned by hÅb. | Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, and by BE Festival + Metal Peterborough.
Image: Hugo Glendinning



Performance Programme Autumn/Winter 2019

Sat 21 Sep, 12noon-10pm. PWYD | Hulme
Emergency 2019
Wed 2 Oct, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
Wed 23 Oct, 7.30pm (doors 7pm). £5/10/15 | NIAMOS
Acephalous Monster
Wed 6 Nov, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
I Promise You That Tonight
(PWYD indicates you Pay What You Decide)