Nina Conti announces UK Tour in 2025 – Whose Face Is It Anyway?

Virtuoso ventriloquist, BAFTA nominee and British Comedy Award winner Nina Conti is gearing up to make a spectacular return to theatres up and down the country, with her brand-new live show ‘Whose Face Is It Anyway?’.

Nina Conti UK Tour Photo (Credit Steve Best).The critically acclaimed Conti heads back to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this August, performing her highly-anticipated new hour to audiences in the 7.30pm primetime slot each evening at the Pleasance Grand, from Wednesday 31st July – Sunday 25th August 2024 (previews 31st July – 1st August. No performance on 7th, 13th, 19th August).

And to follow on from her month at the Fringe, Conti can now announce a brand-new 21-date tour across the UK in 2025, from Thursday 16th January – Thursday 6th March 2025, including a performance at London’s Alexandra Palace Theatre on Saturday 1st February. Tickets for Conti’s UK tour go on sale this Friday 21st June.

On taking her new show out to audiences across the country, Conti said: “The amazing thing is, I’m naturally quite shy, and many in the audience are shy too. But when I put one of my masks on one of their faces, it creates a monster that doesn’t give a f*ck about tomorrow. I’m addicted to the liberation it brings to the room, and I can’t wait to travel with it. I’ve chosen all my favourite theatres!”

Join Conti for ‘Whose Face Is It Anyway?’ as she presents an unparalleled, unscripted new show that delves deep into who we are, hijacking faces to spark a bold, hysterical reality warp.

Conti’s return to the Fringe follows her previous critically acclaimed hour ‘The Dating Show’, which debuted at the Pleasance in 2022 to rave reviews, before touring the globe with a sell-out UK tour, shows at the Sydney Opera House, and culminating with a two-week residency at New York’s Soho Playhouse. You can watch ‘The Dating Show’ special on Nina’s YouTube channel here.

Elsewhere, Nina has recently finished filming on her narrative film directorial debut ‘Sunlight’. Set in New Mexico, the film is a darkly funny and unconventional love story between a man and a woman who doesn’t want to come out of a monkey suit. In a clever reference to Conti’s own ventriloquism act, which throughout her career has seen her voicing her uncensored thoughts via a monkey puppet, this film is the upshot.

The film co-stars and was co-written with Shenoah Allen, of the Pyjama Men duo, and is executive produced by This Is Spinal Tap creator Christopher Guest. Sunlight is being lined up to premiere at upcoming film festivals for 2024 / 2025 and recently featured as part of the BFI and British Council’s annual ‘GREAT 8’ showcase this year at Cannes, which presents new feature films from the UK’s most exciting first and second-time filmmakers to international distributors and festival programmers.

In a continuation of her work with Christopher Guest, Nina has also recently been finished filming as part of the cast of the upcoming sequel to the 1984 cult classic This Is Spinal Tap.

Across her career, comedian and ventriloquist Conti has won a British Comedy Award, 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.

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.

Other television credits include QI, The John Bishop Show and Chris O’Dowd’s HBO series Family Tree. She was also a regular in Sony award-winning BBC Radio 4 show Clare and the Community.

Her directorial debut, Her Master’s Voice, in which she took the bereaved puppets of her mentor, Ken Campbell, to a puppet graveyard in Kentucky, won her a BAFTA nomination and a Grierson Award.

NINA CONTI – WHOSE FACE IS IT ANYWAY?
LISTINGS INFORMATION

EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE 2024
Venue: Pleasance Grand – Pleasance Theatre Courtyard, 7.30pm (1hr)
Age Restriction: 14+
Previews: Wednesday 31st July – Thursday 1st August 2024: Previews, £12
Show: Friday 2nd – Sunday 25th August 2024:
Prices range from £16 – £22, dependent on date
2 For 1 Tickets: Monday 5th – Tuesday 6th August 2024
No Performance: Wednesday 7th, Tuesday 13th or Monday 19th August 2024.
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2025 UK TOUR
Thursday 16th January 2025
St Albans, Alban Arena
01727 844 488

Sunday 19th January 2025
Norwich, Theatre Royal
01603 630 000

Saturday 25th January 2025
Liverpool, Playhouse
01517 094 776

Sunday 26th January 2025
Manchester, Opera House
01618 281 700

Friday 31st January 2025
Cambridge, Corn Exchange
01223 357 851

Saturday 1st February 2025
London, Alexandra Palace Theatre
02083 654 343

Sunday 2nd February 2025
Richmond, Theatre
02072 061 174

Friday 7th February 2025
York, Grand Theatre
02072 061 174

Saturday 8th February 2025
Brighton, Dome
01273 709 709

Sunday 9th February 2025
Bristol, Hippodrome
02072 061 174

Friday 14th February 2025
Dunfermline, Alhambra Theatre
01383 733 666

Saturday 15th February 2025
Edinburgh, Queens Hall
01316 682 019

Sunday 16th February 2025
Glasgow, King’s Theatre
02072 061 174

Monday 17th February 2025
Aberdeen, Tivoli
01224 592 755

Thursday 20th February 2025
Newcastle, Tyne Theatre & Opera House
08442 491 000

Friday 21st February 2025
Leicester, De Montfort Hall
01162 333 111

Sunday 23rd February 2025
Birmingham, The Alexandra
02072 061 174

Wednesday 26th February 2025
Canterbury, Marlowe Theatre
01227 787 787

Thursday 27th February 2025
Leeds, City Varieties
01132 430 808

Friday 28th February 2025
Southend, Palace Theatre
03433 100 030

Thursday 6th March 2025
Oxford, New Theatre
02072 061 174