Returning to Durban’s Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre fora second run, Ian von Memerty’s Keyboard Killers promises to be one of the unmissable shows of 2017. The production can be seen at the theatre from February 28 to March 5.
When you take South Africa`s ‘King of the Keyboard’ and put him together with eight of the greatest song writing piano stars and you have the recipe for a smash-hit, `killer` show!
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, and together with the driving percussion of Bronwen Clacherty and a the cool cat double bass of Andrew Warneke, shares his love for these iconic creators.
It is 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.
With magnificent Lighting by David Limbert, Sets by Mark Farrow and Costumes by Morne van Der Schyff. Von Memerty is accompanied by two superb musicians, Andrew Warneke (bass), and Bronwen Clacherty (percussion).
Tickets can be booked at Computicket.