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Tom Cassani is a performance maker and artist based in the UK.


Tom has trained in sleight of hand, misdirection and prestidigitation and now use these skills of deceit as an artistic framework to explore truth, honesty, manipulation and fabrication.


Working with direction and dramaturgy from Peader Kirk, Tom has written and performed award winning international touring theatre.


Tom regularly performs his unique cabaret work under the title Strange Boy and has an ongoing collaboration with performer and drag artist Thom Shaw. They together perform as Tom Thom and Simone Simone and Eros.


Tom works as a consultant magician and dramaturg of deception and maker of impossibilities. Providing insight and development of magical effects, deceptions and devices tailored to the show, performer and act.

Tom has recently been selected by Florentina Holzinger as a Forecast mentee to develop his Expanded Magic research project. To read about the mentorship and project visit Forecast HERE

In 2021 Tom was selected to be one of twelve participants taking part in the Creative Europe's capacity building programme BETA Circus . 

'BETA Circus opens up an international programme to support the training of emerging professionals, based on transnational mobility for learning, and give them the opportunity to take a step forward, internationalising their careers and introducing them to new aesthetics and techniques. During 2 years, the project highlights a specific new trend in contemporary circus aesthetics: illusionism and new magic.'


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Image Credit: Tom Selmon

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