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Friday, March 22, 2019


(Vivienne & Ian von Memerty. Pic by Val Adamson Photography)

Its glitzy, its glamorous – it’s Ian von Memerty, together with his ‘better half’, Vivienne in their latest production Putting on the Glitz, coming to the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre on UKZN campus from April 3 to 7, 2019.

Returning to Durban by popular demand, Ian von Memerty renowned for his A Handful of Keys and Strictly Come Dancing roles, and his wife Vivienne, a former SA National Latin & Ballroom Champion, are putting on a short season of six shows which promises to be pure spectacular entertainment.

As they have developed and extended their repertoire as guest artists on luxury liners, they have a treasure chest bursting full of fantastic, fun, family-friendly quality material.

From their African Elegance Show they take the audience on a musical tour of South Africa from Waka Waka to Pata Pata: from Homeless to Hope Joanna: and from Los Lappie to Lakushone Langa. Music that grabs you by the heart and rhythms that will get you jiving in your seat.

And from A Touch of Class they put you In The Mood with some sequined style as they are Putting On The Ritz, to the sultry sizzle of Sway and The Samba, and the showbiz showstopper Never Had A Friend Like Me, as well as the powerful poignancy of Bojangles and Memory.

von Memerty brings his pianistic fireworks, and the years of their creative connection are revealed with a seamless symmetry and a uniquely powerful partnership. Wrap all this up in dazzling costumes, lithe and lovely choreography, and loads of laughter and you have escapist entertainment that will lift your spirits like a luxury cruise.

Putting on the Glitz runs at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre from April 3 to 7, 2019, with shows Wednesday to Saturday at 19h30 and on Sunday at 15h00. There will be an extra show on Saturday at 15h00. Tickets cost between R145 and R160 (pensioner discounts throughout). Booking is through Computicket or cash at the door.