Top ventriloquist Nina Conti to return to Aberdeen with In Your Face tour

Top ventriloquist Nina Conti to return to Aberdeen with In Your Face tour

Hot on the heels of her 2016 smash-hit season in the West End, Britain’s top ventriloquist, comedian Nina Conti, is set to return to Aberdeen with her In Your Face tour. 

Back by popular demand, the British Comedy Award winner is once again on the road with her sell-out 2015 show, In Your Face. Nina will take to the stage with Monkey and her bag of tricks at His Majesty’s Theatre on Wednesday, November 23. Nina’s last appearance in the city was a brilliant sell-out performance of the same tour, at the Music Hall in October 2015.

The comedian has 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.

As part of her largest scale UK tour ever, Nina will create a new show each night by plucking inspiration from the audience.

Her tour date at His Majesty’s Theatre is part of the Music Hall’s Stepping Out programme of events. Tickets for the show go on sale to the public on 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. Tickets for APA Friends are on sale from today.

“We are delighted to confirm a return for Nina Conti after a fantastic sell-out performance at the Music Hall last year,” saidan Aberdeen Performing Arts spokesperson. “Her In Your Face tour has been a huge success and her quick-witted, improvised style and incredible voice-throwing skills are magical and mind-blowing.”

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 directorial debut film, Her Master's Voice, received the award for Most Entertaining Documentary at the 2013 Grierson Awards, and since then her documentaries, Clowning Around and Make Me Happy, have also aired on BBC4.

Posted on Thursday 10 March

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