Nina Conti



 Nina Dating Show UK Tour

Following a 4 year absence, Nina Conti embarks on a UK tour with her new show, The Dating Show, opening at Bristol Old Vic on 31 October 2021.


Put simply, Nina Conti is a genius’ * * * * * Daily Mirror


British Comedy Award winner Nina is pioneering a new dating show. She’ll be like Cilla Black with masks. Derailed. Not so much a Blind Date as a re-voiced one. There is no promise that true love will be found but a firm guarantee that big laughs will be had in the reign of this quick-thinking queen of ventriloquism.


Nina says: “I can only dream of a land where a theatre is at full capacity and everyone is vaccinated and safe and laughing. Apparently, we are on track for this in November so I’ve agreed to book a tour.

Before this Armageddon hit I was developing a dating show where I would connive for audience members to fall in love wearing masks. Post-COVID, I can’t think of anything more fitting. I think we all need to get in a room together and laugh our heads off, and if the subject can be love, so much the better”.  


Nina started doing stand-up ventriloquism in 2002 and shot to fame by winning the BBC New Comedy Award that same year. Famed for her foul-mouthed ‘sidekick’ Monkey (Monk), Nina has won numerous comedy awards for her writing, acting and ventriloquism.  She has taken numerous shows to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and appeared at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the Montreal Comedy Festival. In 2016, her smash-hit solo show ’In Your Face’ (‘a plate-spinning feat, a hoot’ * * * * * The Guardian) enjoyed sell-out seasons in London’s West End and New York’s off-Broadway. 


You will see nothing like it on stage’ * * * * Evening Standard


Nina has stormed ‘Live at the Apollo’, ‘QI’, ‘Russell Howard’s Good News’ and ‘Sunday Night at the Palladium’ – all without moving her lips. In 2012 she fronted two documentaries for BBC4: ‘Make Me Happy: A Monkey’s Search for Happiness’ saw Nina take Monk on a journey into the world of new age and alternative therapies and ‘A Ventriloquists Story: Her Masters Voice’ (currently availableon Amazon Prime) in which Nina took the bereaved puppets of her mentor and erstwhile lover Ken Campbell on a pilgrimage to Vent Haven, which was nominated for a BAFTA TV Award. In 2013 she appeared in Christopher Guest's HBO series ‘Family Tree’ alongside Chris O’Dowd.


Gut-Bustingly funny’ * * * * The Telegraph


More recently Nina was a runner-up on ‘The World’s Best’, a US major talent show on NBC; produced an improvised web series, ‘In Therapy’ on YouTube, which has amassed over 1.5 million views since 2018; and  joined forces with award-winning Shenoah Allen (The Pajama Men) to make the character comedy podcast, ‘Richard & Greta’, unqualified experts who explain how to get the most, or too much, out of your partner –


Tickets for The Dating Show go on sale on Friday 29 January 2021.



Sunday 31 October, 8.00pm                                                  Bristol Old Vic

Box Office: 0117 907 2682                                                       Tickets: £26


Tuesday 2 November, 7.30pm                                              Alban Arena, St Albans

Box Office: 0172 784 4488                                                     Tickets: £24


Thursday 4 November, 7.30pm                                           Assembly Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Box Office: 0189 253 0613                                                       Tickets: £26


Saturday 6 November, 7.30pm                                            Tyne Theatre, Newcastle

Box Office: 0844 2491 000                                                     Tickets: £24


Monday 8 November, 7.30pm                                             The Alexandra, Birmingham

Box Office: 0333 009 6690                                                    Tickets: £26


Tuesday 9 November, 7.30pm                                             Swan Theatre, High Wycombe

Box Office: 0149 451 2000                                                      Tickets: £26


Friday 12 November, 7.30pm                                                 Grand Opera House, York

Box Office: 0333 009 6690                                                    Tickets: £26


Sunday 14 November, 7.30pm                                             Richmond Theatre

Box Office: 0333 009 6690                                                    Tickets: £26


Wednesday 17 November, 7.30pm                                    Bournemouth Pavilion

Box Office: 0300 500 0595                                                    Tickets: £25


Friday 19 November, 7.30pm                                                De Montfort Hall, Leicester

Box Office: 0116 233 3111                                                          Tickets: £24


Saturday 20 November, 7.30pm                                         Warwick Arts Centre

Box Office: 0247 652 4524                                                     Tickets: £24


Wednesday 24 November, 7.30pm                                    Princess Theatre, Torquay

Box Office: 0333 009 6690                                                    Tickets: £24.50


Friday 26 November, 7.30pm                                                Corn Exchange, Cambridge

Box Office: 0122 335 7851                                                        Tickets: £24


Tuesday 30 November, 7.30pm                                           Brighton Dome

Box Office: 0127 370 9709                                                      Tickets: £27


Saturday 4 December, 7.30pm                                            Globe, Stockton

Box Office: 0843 904 0071                                                     Tickets: £24.50


Sunday 5 December, 7.30pm                                                Palace Theatre, Southend

Box Office: 0170 235 1135                                                        Tickets: £26


Thursday 9 December, 7.30pm                                            White Rock Theatre, Hastings

Box Office: 0142 446 2288                                                     Tickets: £25




Saturday 8 January, 7.30pm                                                  Manchester Opera House

Box Office: 0333 009 6690                                                    Tickets: £24.50


Sunday 16 January, 7.30pm                                                   St. David’s Hall, Cardiff

Box Office: 0774 383 9816                                                      Tickets: £24


Sunday 23 January, 7.30pm,                                                                 New Theatre, Oxford

Box Office: 0333 009 6690                                                    Tickets: £24.50


Sunday 30 January, 7.30pm                                                   Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Box Office: 0333 009 6690                                                    Tickets: £24.50


Wednesday 2 & Thursday 3 February, …pm         Liverpool Playhouse

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