Fringe favourite brings award winning show to city

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Multi-award winning comedian and ventriloquist Nina Conti, who has stormed the Edinburgh Fringe for the last few years, comes to The Grand in Lancaster this weekend.

Her UK tour is hotly anticipated following her BAFTA nomination for the 2012 documentary A Ventriloquist’s Story: Her Master’s Voice, a unique and brave requiem for her ex-lover and mentor, the late Ken Campbell.

As seen on BBC’s Live at the Apollo, Russell Howard’s Good News, and HBO’s Family Tree, Nina is well-renowned for her unique style of stand up and ventriloquism, and Dolly Mixtures brings this together in a hilarious, and at times poignant, way.

Nina introduces her daughter, her handyman, her gran, her oldest friend and a stray dog in a show that refuses to go as rehearsed.

Described as bracingly funny and thoughtfully meditative, Dolly Mixtures, directed by John Nicholson, touches on love, life, and the edge of existence, with some poignant reflections on art and psychology of ventriloquism as well as a darker glimpse into Nina’s own psyche. An Edinburgh Festival Fringe perennial, Nina stormed the event with Dolly Mixtures in 2012 .

The show, on Sunday, September 15, starts at 7.30pm. Tickets are £18, available from the box office on 01524 64695.