Nina Conti is in your face at Buxton

Multi-talented Nina Conti brings a whole new dimension to audience participation in her hilarious show In Your Face.

The show, which is improvised every night, involves theatre-goers as living puppets. And there is no point trying to read her lips as she is one of the finest ventriloquists of her generation.

You can catch her spontaneous,  fast-paced show at Buxton Opera House this month.

She has won a British Comedy Award, together with millions of fans through Live at the Apollo and other TV appearances. Radio 4 listeners may know her from the hit comedy Clare in the Community.

The daughter of Shirley Valentine actor Tom Conti, Nina began her career with the Royal Shakespeare Company before switching to ventriloquism. Although she has also made a name for herself as a comic actor and director, it is with the cynical Monkey and an elderly Scottish woman, Granny, that she became best known.

But she has come to the attention of a whole new audience since she started to use animated face masks to get her audience involved in her act.

In Your Face is not to be missed. It is guaranteed to have you laughing until you cry.

In Your Face is at Buxton Opera House on October 21. For tickets contact the box office on 01298 72190 or go to http://www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk