Nina Conti adds to festival count

Nina Conti - on the fringe at Lytham Festival before heading to Edinburgh
Nina Conti - on the fringe at Lytham Festival before heading to Edinburgh
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Award winning ventriloquist and comedian Nina Conti joins the line-up of Lytham Festival with a special one-night performance on Monday August 1.

It will mark the talented performer’s first date in the north of England this year giving fans the chance to see her before her 27-night run at Edinburgh Festival.

The event shows the growing significance of the festival’s own Fringe - with shows now spanning six stages. Conti will be performing at Lytham’s Lowther Pavilion.

It’s another coup for Lytham Festival Director Peter Taylor who explains: “Nina is a world class comedian who has had hundreds of people in stitches throughout her career.

“The line-up for this year’s festival is incredibly eclectic with everything from comedy to film, and of course big name musicians.

“One of the things that we love about organising Lytham Festival is our audience’s appetite for such a wide variety of entertainment so when we had the chance to bring Nina here, we jumped at it.”

Conti started her career with the Royal Shakespeare Company before becoming a ventriloquist. She’s since appeared on Live at the Apollo, Russell Howard’s Good News and Sunday Night at the Palladium.