A Handful of Keys

handfulofkeys19 May - 14 June 2009
Music Review  

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.

Tickets range from R80 – R125 and advance booking is through Computicket.  Tickets are only on sale at the theatre box office from one hour before show time, subject to availability. For block booking discounts contact Roland Stansell on 0824998636.


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.





_Handful_croppedDaily 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