A Handful of Keys 2011

Temp_poster_copy29 March - 17 April 2011
Music Revue

South Africa’s most successful two hander revue is back. This hilarious two-man piano show, conceived and originally performed by Ian von Memerty and Bryan Schimmel, returns with all of its ever green appeal intact along with some dazzling new material. Don’t miss this phenomenon - seen by more than 250 000 people, in more than 750 performances on 3 continents.

Roelof Colyn “the witty, urbane, master of comic timing” – has had the press eating out of his hand and thrills audiences with his “musical mastery and goofy charm”. He is joined by the extraordinarily talented newcomer, Jonathan Roxmouth, who has been igniting stages around the country with his performances as Amadeus “a totally unique pianistic madman”; Buddy “an assured, powerful, versatile talent” and Vince Fontaine “a born show-stealer- truly outstanding”.

Two men at two grand pianos give a dazzling display of pianistic virtuosity and hilarious impersonation. A performance of constant surprise, intelligence and wit, and music that ranges from the great classic masters of Bach and Beethoven, through the kings of soul Ray Charles and Fats Waller, via the queens of show biz and pop Elton John, Freddy Mercury and Liberace – A Handful of Keys is a completely South African product of international standard.

Daily Dispatch
Masterful, Sheer Brilliance & Creativity.  Sensational from Start to Finish

Cape Times –
Entertainers entertaining at the highest level ; exceptional pianists and outstanding comedians

Die Burger 
Woorde nie genoeg nie – gaan kyk, gann kyk, gaan kyk.  dit was uimuntend, gevolg deur staande applous

The Citizen
It is quite simply superb in every way, a witty entertaining piece of creative genius

702 Radio 
Sensationally Brilliant – four hands full of hilarity and keyboard genius

The Star – Tonight
It is wonderfully entertaining stuff – simply joyous to watch

Barry Ronge
The diversity is dazzling, with a firecracker script and two grand pianos played with unparalleled virtuosity

Patrick Lemman
This sparkling new production has the word “ success” written all over it, I have rarely heard such an enthusiastic response from a first-night audience

Maurice Kort –
The show is a laugh and supreme entertainment from beginning to end. It is no wonder it has enjoyed the success it has and the long and extended opening night ovation was well deserved