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Saturday, October 21, 2017


(James Smith, Ian von Memerty & Roelof Colyn )

Sibaya Casino and Entertainment Kingdom proudly presents one of South Africa’s most successful music revues of all time, A Handful of Keys, in November 2017.

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. The show returns to KZN buoyed by countless requests from the public.

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 in 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, dead pan 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 von Memerty says; "It is a risk putting such a young person into a show as complicated as this, 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".

Plus, this year, director von Memerty, who has expanded and developed the show since 1997, has added a new and dazzling difference. This time around there will be an extra handful on stage. Don`t miss this "endlessly evergreen explosion of entertainment".

A Handful of Keys will run at the iZulu Theatre from November 8 to 19, 2017. Tickets R100, R130 and R160 at Computicket and the Sibaya Box office. For more information visit or follow Sibaya on or on Twitter @SibayaCasino