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Saturday, November 5, 2016


(Ian von Memerty)

Take South Africa’s ‘king of the keyboard’, Ian von Memerty, and put him together with eight of the greatest songwriting piano stars and you have the recipe for a ‘smash’; ‘a hit’; a ‘killer show’!

Why, of the millions of people who play the piano, are there those rare individuals whose music and lyrics inspire for decades?

Von Memerty takes eight of the greats: Stevie Wonder, Noel Coward, John Legend, Irving Berlin, Freddy Mercury, Fats Waller, Cole Porter and Billy Joel – an outstanding octave of pianistic power. Together with a driving percussionist and a sexy thrumming double bassist, Ian will share his love for these iconic creators.

It promises an electrifying collection of talent and their musical legacy is unparalleled – featuring the drama of  Bohemian Rhapsody; the swinging cool of I Get A Kick out Of You; the wicked wit of Don’t Put Your Daughter On the Stage Mrs. Worthington; the romance of Ordinary People; the showbiz razzle dazzle of Puttin’ On the Ritz; the groove and joy of Isn’t She Lovely; and the toe tapping stride of Ain’t Misbehaving.

Enjoy the virtuosity, the style, the sheer joy of great music and timeless words brought to new life by ‘the James Bond of musical theatre’.

Keyboard Killers features Ian von Memerty, on piano, Andrew Warneke on double bass, and Thomas Diyani on percussion.

The show runs from November 9 to 13 at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre with performances from Wednesday to Friday at 19h30 and on Saturday and Sunday at 15h00. Tickets from R130 to R15 booked through Computicket.