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A Handful of Keys

The most successful revue in the history of SA returns for the Festive Season!

Thanks to countless requests from audience members, South Africa`s most successful musical revue ever returns!

Launched in 1994 as a co-creation between Ian von Memerty and Bryan Schimmel, A Handful of Keys has played to more the 420 000 people in over 1450 performances over the last 23 years!

Multiple awards, love letters from the critics and adulation from audiences have poured in for this “brilliant, hilarious and virtuoso celebration of the piano.” The show unravels as a constant surprise with devastating wit and musical mastery, from piano pyrotechnics to inspiring inventiveness – a two-hour fireworks display of excitement, energy and sheer, mind-blowing talent.

Audiences can still expect highlights such as “The Complete History of The Broadway Musical in 12 Minutes”, Liberace, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Funeral for A Friend and the SA Medley but of course the opportunities to invent new material are tantalizing!

The virtuoso talents are Roelof Colyn, a Handful stalwart since 2001, beloved by audiences for his effortless charm, deadpan wit and the liquid magic of his playing.

He is joined by James Smith, aged 19, the youngest person to appear in A Handful of Keys. As Ian says: “It is a risk putting such a young person into a show as complicated and subtle as this the show, but I believe that James, with his unique mix of musicality, quirky humour and the beautiful timbre of his expressive voice, is up to the challenge”.

Don`t miss this “endlessly evergreen explosion of entertainment”.


Show Information

Pieter Toerien’s Montecasino Theatre

24 November 2017 – 7 January 2018

Performances: Wednesday – Friday @ 8pm, Saturday @ 4pm & 8pm, Sunday @ 3pm


Tickets at Computicket and Theatre Box Office (011) 511 1818


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