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Saturday, June 1, 2019


(Nicholas McDiarmid & Godfrey Johnson)

Two virtuosos, each with their own piano, will present a show at Rhumbelow Durban that will excite, evoke and entertain. Pianomania – 2Men 2Pianos includes the work of Bach, Mozart, Sondheim, Bowie, Madonna as well as hilarious original songs by Johnson and McDiarmid.

The duo creates orchestral magic while keeping the audience satisfied with familiar melodies and rollicking humour. They explore all styles from baroque to boogie. Pianomania will include hilarious characters, sketches, musical arguments and good old fashioned piano playing. Not to be missed!

Godfrey Johnson has performed in over 40 productions. He has performed throughout Europe, Canada and South Africa. In 2009, he performed with Claire Watling at The Jermyn Street Theatre on The West End, London with their award winning show, Kissed by Brel. He has starred in numerous films including David Moore’s, Once Upon A Roadtrip. He recently composed the music for Pieter-Dirk Uys’ Die Van Aardes van Grootoor. Johnson was recently nominated for three Fleur du Cap Awards for his work in Vaslav (best actor in a musical, best composer and best performance in a one- person show)

Nicholas McDiarmid is an award winning writer, journalist, editor and performer. Having made his concert debut with the Cape Town Symphony, playing Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G at the age of 19, McDiarmid continued his musical performances as a pianist and violinist whilst focusing on a career in publishing.

He performed in The Sydney Chamber Orchestra between 2011 and 2013, and continuing his musical development through teaching, accompanying and writing, McDiarmid returned to performing full-time in 2015, and has enjoyed successful performances at the Auto & General Theatre on the Square, the PopArt Theatre and the Foxwood Theatre.

His musical partnership with Johnson includes the popular Two Men and Piano series of shows, a highly entertaining mix of musical comedy, daring duets and carefully selected songs.

Pianomania runs from June 7 to 9 with performances on Friday and Saturday at 20h00 and on Sunday at 14h00. Venue opens 90 minutes before show for picnic dinner)

Tickets R150 (R130 pensioners, students with a valid student card and tables of eight or more). Family Pack Pricing (R300 for two adults and two children free). Take along food picnic baskets. Braais will be available. There is limited secure parking and booking is essential. A cash bar is available (no alcohol may be brought on to the premises). Rhumbelow Durban is situated at 42 Cunningham Road off Bartle Road in Umbilo.

Booking is through Computicket or contact Roland on 082 499 8636, email (also for group booking discounts of 20 or more) or visit