Britain’s top ventriloquist, comedian Nina Conti is to take her new show In Your Face to Aberdeen’s Music Hall on Friday, October 30, for a masked ball with a difference!
The British Comedy Award winner has already stormed Live at the Apollo, Russell Howard’s Good News, Sunday Night at the Palladium, and made a BAFTA nominated film - all without moving her lips.
This year, on her largest scale UK tour ever, she will create a new show each night by plucking inspiration from the audience, and tickets for Nina’s Aberdeen show go on sale tomorrow (Friday) online at www.aberdeenperformingarts.com, by phone at 01224 641122 and at Aberdeen Box Office at the Music Hall and His Majesty's Theatre.
“We are thrilled to add Nina to our amazing comedy line-up at the Music Hall,” says Aberdeen Performing Arts press manager Joyce Summers. “With Monkey and her masks, she will give fans an unforgettable night of improvised adventure never before seen on our stage.”
Nina began her career as an actress at the Royal Shakespeare Company, before the genius and anarchic theatre director Ken Campbell inspired her to become a ventriloquist.
In 2008 she won the prestigious Barry Award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival for her solo show Complete and Utter Conti. And two years later, Talk to the Hand had sell out seasons in Edinburgh, London, Melbourne, the Sydney Opera House and New York.
Her show Dolly Mixtures was recorded at Leeds City Varieties in April last year and her directorial debut film, Her Master's Voice, received the award for Most Entertaining Documentary at the 2013 Grierson Awards.
The film was also shown at the South by Southwest Film Festival in Texas, picking up the Audience Award, and was then BAFTA nominated for Single Documentary. She has since made a second documentary for BBC4 Make Me Happy which was nominated for two British Comedy Awards.