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- Jul 31Jul31Find ticketsSat 19:45St Albans Comedy Garden - St AlbansST Albans Comedy Garden with Tom Allen
- Oct 31Oct31Find ticketsSun 20:00Bristol Old Vic - BristolNina Conti - the Dating Show
- Nov 02Nov02Find ticketsTue 19:30Alban Arena - St AlbansNina Conti - the Dating Show
- Nov 04Nov04Find ticketsThu 19:30Tunbridge Wells Assembly Hall - Tunbridge WellsNina Conti - the Dating Show
- Nov 06Nov06Find ticketsSat 19:30Tyne Theatre - Newcastle Upon TyneNina Conti - the Dating ShowLow Availability
- Nov 08Nov08Find ticketsMon 19:30The Alexandra - BirminghamNina Conti - the Dating ShowOn partner site
- Nov 09Nov09Find ticketsTue 19:30Wycombe Swan Theatre - High WycombeNina Conti - the Dating Show
- Nov 12Nov12Find ticketsFri 10:00Grand Opera House, York - YorkNina Conti - the Dating ShowOn partner site
- Nov 14Nov14Find ticketsSun 19:30Richmond Theatre - LondonNina Conti - the Dating ShowOn partner site
- Nov 17Nov17Find ticketsWed 19:30Bournemouth Pavilion - BournemouthNina Conti - the Dating Show
- Nov 19Nov19Find ticketsFri 19:30De Montfort Hall - LeicesterNina Conti - the Dating Show
- Nov 20Nov20Find ticketsSat 20:00Warwick Arts Centre - CoventryNina Conti - the Dating Show
- Nov 24Nov24Wed 19:30Princess Theatre - Torquay - TorquayNina Conti - the Dating ShowOn partner siteFind tickets Princess Theatre - Torquay - TorquayNina Conti - the Dating ShowNov 24 19:30Find ticketsOn partner site
- Nov 26Nov26Find ticketsFri 19:30Cambridge Corn Exchange - CambridgeNina Conti - the Dating Show
- Nov 30Nov30Find ticketsTue 19:30Brighton Dome - BrightonNina Conti - the Dating Show
- Dec 04Dec04Sat 19:30Stockton Globe - Stockton-on-TeesNina Conti - the Dating ShowOn partner siteFind tickets Stockton Globe - Stockton-on-TeesNina Conti - the Dating ShowDec 04 19:30Find ticketsOn partner site
- Dec 05Dec05Find ticketsSun 19:30Palace Theatre, Southend - Southend-On-SeaNina Conti - the Dating Show
- Dec 09Dec09Find ticketsThu 19:30White Rock Theatre - HastingsNina Conti - the Dating Show
- Jan 08 2022Jan082022Sat 19:30Opera House, Manchester - ManchesterNina Conti - the Dating ShowOn partner siteFind tickets Opera House, Manchester - ManchesterNina Conti - the Dating ShowJan 08 202219:30Find ticketsOn partner site
- Jan 16 2022Jan162022Find ticketsSun 19:30St David's Hall - CardiffNina Conti - the Dating Show
The quick-witted queen of ventriloquism
Although sweet and softly spoken, London-born Nina Conti has been shaking up the male-dominated world of comic puppetry since the early 2000s. A classically trained actress, she got her start on stage with the Royal Shakespeare Company, where theatre director Ken Campbell introduced her to the world of ventriloquism.
Conti won the BBC New Comedy Award in 2002 and she debuted her solo show Complete And Utter Conti at Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2007. A Barry Award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival followed in 2008.
Over the years Conti has been seen on Let’s Dance For Comic Relief, Live At The Apollo, Russell Howard’s Good News and 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown.
Among Conti’s best-loved puppets are Monkey (also known as “Monk”) and Granny, the Scottish grandmother, as well as loud-mouthed New Yorker Lydia and posh-sounding Owl. Plus, she often has volunteers from the audience come up on stage and wear a mask covering the lower part of their face that she manipulates.
The Telegraph describes Conti as “gut-bustlingly funny”, while The Guardian calls her shows “a plate-spinning feat, a hoot” and the London Evening Standard says “you will see nothing like it on stage”.
In addition to her live shows and TV comedy appearances, Conti created the documentary Her Master’s Voice in 2012 about a pilgrimage to Kentucky following the death of Campbell, her ventriloquist mentor. The BAFTA-nominated film was named the Most Entertaining Documentary at the Grierson Awards.
Later that year, Conti released a second documentary, Make Me Happy: A Monkey’s Search for Happiness, that was nominated for two British Comedy Awards.
In 2013, Conti portrayed Bea Chadwick in Christopher Guest’s mockumentary Family Tree. She has since made the 2015 film Clowning Around in which she trains as a giggle doctor with Theodora Children’s Charity and released the eight-episode web show Nina Conti: In Therapy in 2017, with a second series added in 2020.
In late January 2021, the renowned ventriloquist announced a pioneering new UK tour called The Dating Show for late 2021 and early 2022.
Nina Conti returns to the live stage from 31 October 2021 with The Dating Show, which she'll be touring across the UK through early 2022.
Among the many cities Nina Conti will visit on her huge new tour are the following:
- St Albans
- Tunbridge Wells
Nina Conti's new show is recommended for ages 14 and older.
In The Dating Show, there's no promise of finding true love – but you are guaranteed big laughs. Think of Nina Conti like Cilla Black with masks, except this is not so much a Blind Date as a re-voiced one.
Tickets for Nina Conti's 2021 and 2022 tour dates go on sale from 10:00 on Friday 29 January 2021.