Circus City: A Show of Hands – Tom Cassani

‘A Show of Hands’ is a short intimate solo show investigating Cassani’s relationship with his hands and the thinking that happens with and through them. A Show of Hands explores the poetics of a working relationship with playing cards, silver dollars, and palm reading through new text and old actions. ‘A Show of Hands’ presents a spectrum of magic ranging from card cheating demonstrations to mind-reading-like predictions.

The show will be followed by a Q&A and discussion hosted by circus and live-art performance maker Laura Murphy.

Thanks to The University of Huddersfield, The Magic Research Group, The Drama Studio Sheffield, Enable Us and South House Faversham.

A performer sits at a desk with multiple brown paper bags.

Dates & Times: 20th October – 7pm
Prices: Full Price £14, Concessions £11
Show Length: approx. 35 minutes + 30 minute Talk/Q&A

Age guide: 12+
Location: St Paul’s Church, BS2 8SJ

The seating configuration for our performances is flexible, but as standard, our main seating area is raked. The front rows are level and accessible, and aisle seats are available. Please get in touch to reserve seats in these rows are required.

Please note that seating in our Gallery is accessed via a flight of stairs and is not accessible for audience members who may find stairs difficult or impractical.

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Free Tickets for Carers

If you are a dedicated carer accompanying a paying visitor who is disabled, you are eligible for a free ticket (limited to one carer per paying visitor). To book your ticket, please give us a call on 0117 9477288 or email

Circomedia does not issue refunds unless the event is cancelled or postponed to a date on which you are unable to attend.