A Handful of Keys 20th Anniversary Tour

Handful_temp_website2 - 27 April 2014
Music review

One of the most successful shows in the history of South African showbiz, A Handful of Keys, returns to Durban to celebrate 20 remarkable years.  Starring Ian von Memerty and Roelof Colyn, with a firecracker script and two grand pianos played with unparalleled virtuosity, A Handful of Keys entertains with music and songs from Elton John, Richard Clayderman, Nora Jones, Alicia Keys, Billy Joel, The Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Liberace through to Bach, Debussy, Chopin and many more!

In addition to his theatre performances, Von Memerty is wel-known for being a judge on SA’s Got Talent, whilst Colyn is a band leader/ accompanist/ arranger/ composer/ musical director/ conductor in and for a myriad of shows.  The journey of A Handful of Keys is remarkable: it has played to more than 400 000 people on five continents, in 1250 shows, with five different cast combinations, and has garnered nine national awards after seasons across South Africa and beyond.  Conceived by and originally starring Ian von Memerty and Bryan Schimmel, A Handful of Keys  began in 1994. The show has not only toured nationally, but has also played in London, Australia, Dubai and New York. 

All the old favourites are still in the show – The History of the Broadway Musical (100 years in 16 minutes), the great SA Medley, and the Rock ‘n Roll finale. With new jokes and new costumes (they wore the old ones out!) A Handful of Keys is a sparkling as ever!   Booking  is through Computicket, and for sold houses and block bookings contact Ailsa Windsor on 083 250 2690.   Shows are Tuesday to Saturday at 8pm, Saturday and Sunday at 3pm.