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Win Tickets to A Handful of Keys – 20th Anniversary Tour



Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre: 2 – 27 April 2014

One of the most successful shows in the history of South African showbiz: A Handful of Keys with Ian von Memerty and Roelof Colyn, returns to Durban for a run at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre on UKZN campus to celebrate 20 remarkable years over the Easter holidays from 2 – 27 April.

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Simply tell us below why you are excited about Handful of Keys?

Ian von Memerty and Roelof Colyn have often paired up together in A Handful of Keys. Von Memerty is probably best known for being a judge on SA’s Got Talent. When not in Handful, Colyn is a band leader/ accompanist/ arranger/ composer/ musical director/ conductor in and for a myriad shows.

Featuring a firecracker script and two grand pianos played with unparalleled virtuosity, A Handful of Keys entertains with music and songs from Elton John, Richard Clayderman, Nora Jones, Alicia Keys, Billy Joel, The Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Liberace through to Bach, Debussy, Chopin and many more! All the old favourites are still there – The History of the Broadway Musical (100 years in 16 minutes), the great SA Medley, and the Rock ‘n Roll finale. With new jokes and new costumes (they wore the old ones out!) A Handful of Keys is a sparkling as ever!

The journey of A Handful of Keys is remarkable: it has played to more than 400 000 people on five continents, in 1250 shows, with five different cast combinations, and has garnered nine national awards after seasons across South Africa and beyond.

This hilarious two-man piano show conceived and starring Ian von Memerty and Bryan Schimmel, began in 1994. In 2001 – it entered its second incarnation – again starring Ian von Memerty, but this time alongside Roelof Colyn, who enjoyed a massive success in the show. The show toured nationally, and to London and Australia (twice). Again the audiences and critics were ecstatic, and the audiences poured in, in ever increasing numbers. Another three years, another 300 performances and the show was seen by another 100 000 people.

And then in 2005 – the show took on its third shining shape. Starring, once again, Roelof Colyn and introducing Capetonian – Jeremy Quickfall – and touring to another 50 000 people and racked up its 750th performance.

In 2008 – 21 year old Jonathan Roxmouth paired up with Roelof Colyn and created a magical partnership that reignited the show. Love letters from the press, and great box office were an accurate reflection of the level of synergy, musicality and sheer entertainment that these two achieved. The 2009 -2011 season was a pure triumph. All five cast members who have done the show in its 18 year history joined together on stage for what was an extraordinary night of theatre fire and magic. During 2011 – 2013 there were short tours around the county and trips to Dubai (twice), HIFA, London and New York.

Booking for A Handful of Keys is through Computicket. For sold houses and block bookings contact Ailsa Windsor on 083 250 2690.   Shows are Tuesday to Saturday at 8pm, Saturday and Sunday at 3pm.

A Handful of Keys Durban Performance Schedule

Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre, Durban – KwaZulu-Natal

Wed 02 Apr 14 8:00 PM
Thu 03 Apr 14 8:00 PM
Fri 04 Apr 14 8:00 PM
Sat 05 Apr 14 3:00 PM
Sat 05 Apr 14 8:00 PM
Sun 06 Apr 14 8:00 PM
Wed 09 Apr 14 8:00 PM
Thu 10 Apr 14 8:00 PM
Fri 11 Apr 14 8:00 PM
Sat 12 Apr 14 3:00 PM
Sat 12 Apr 14 8:00 PM
Sun 13 Apr 14 8:00 PM
Wed 16 Apr 14 8:00 PM
Thu 17 Apr 14 8:00 PM
Sat 19 Apr 14 3:00 PM
Sat 19 Apr 14 8:00 PM
Sun 20 Apr 14 8:00 PM
Wed 23 Apr 14 8:00 PM
Thu 24 Apr 14 8:00 PM
Fri 25 Apr 14 8:00 PM
Sat 26 Apr 14 3:00 PM
Sat 26 Apr 14 8:00 PM
Sun 27 Apr 14 8:00 PM

*Competition Terms and Conditions.

  1. Comment below to stand a chance of winning one of 5 double tickets.
  2. Competition opens on 13 March 2014 and closes at midday on 31 March 2014, South African Standard Time.
  3. Winners will be randomly drawn on the on 31 March 2014. Durbanite reserves the right to change the draw date.
  4. Winners will be notified via email within 12 hours of the draw taking place.
  5. Winners will be required to confirm receipt of email within 12 hours of notification in order to claim tickets.
  6. Winners who do not confirm receipt of email within 12 hours of notification will forfeit their tickets and a redraw will take place.
  7. Subject to these competition rules, Durbanite’s determination of the winners is final. No correspondence will be entered into.
  8. The prizes are non-transferable for cash. If you are the winner, a copy of your South African identity document or passport may be required as proof that you are in fact the winner whose name was drawn.
  9. Employees, agents of or consultants to Durbanite and, their immediate family members (parents, children, brothers and sisters), spouse(s), life partners, business partners and associates are excluded from this competition.
  10. Failure to comply with any of these Terms and Conditions will result in immediate forfeiture of the prize.


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  1. Barrett

    13 Mar 2014 at 2:09 pm

    There is nothing more awesome than the sound from a piano – and well, I’ve been dying to see these guys 😀

  2. val

    13 Mar 2014 at 2:14 pm

    Colyn’s a entertainer with a brilliant career, I would love to win tickets to this Show.

  3. Mel

    13 Mar 2014 at 3:15 pm

    Never got to see this show, but have heard so much about it! Would love to go!

  4. Roxanne Chutthergoon

    13 Mar 2014 at 3:20 pm

    I have never been, and I am happy to go and experience this exciting event! Seeing Proudly South African talent in action, who wouldn’t be excited!!!!!

  5. Priscilla

    13 Mar 2014 at 3:53 pm

    Awesome music and fabulous venue 🙂

  6. Wendy Esbach

    13 Mar 2014 at 4:00 pm

    Hi Durbanite

    I love Ian von momety. He is a brilliant entertainer and i have always wanted to see him perform. I love the piano . . A show that would be awesome . . I hope I get a chance to watch.

  7. Carmen

    13 Mar 2014 at 4:15 pm

    I would absolutely love to win tickets to this show. I have seen these guys perform before and they are absolutely amazing.

  8. lynette

    13 Mar 2014 at 8:58 pm

    Can’t wait as I have seen all the shows and each one was better Ian is a showman in a million and look forward to his new partner

  9. Shelly

    13 Mar 2014 at 10:44 pm

    This sounds awesome! I’ve heard some great reviews about it over the years.

  10. amith

    13 Mar 2014 at 10:55 pm

    Well firstly durban is the place to be… would be an awesome show to attend, and I love playing the piano

  11. Justine

    14 Mar 2014 at 9:23 am

    I’ve heard really great things about this show and I’ve never been! Would love to see these two in action!

  12. Taryn

    14 Mar 2014 at 2:34 pm

    I would love to regift these tickets to my in-laws! They love going to the Snedon Theatre and love live performances. And well they dont get out much so they deserve something nice to do and what better way to do it than spend a night listening to some awesome musicians such as Ian von Memerty and Roelof Colyn! Pretty Please 🙂

  13. Ryan Quevauvilliers

    23 Apr 2014 at 9:27 am

    Such an amazing show, hopefully ill get to see it with my mother <3

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WIN: Sundowners at Chambers Club and the KZNPO Symphony Season Concert



As a stylish leap year treat, Urban Lime and the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra are offering an elegant Thursday evening out for one lucky couple: after-work sundowner cocktails and snacks at Chambers Club and two tickets to the final KZNPO Symphony Season concert in Durban City Hall, on Thursday 5 March at 7.30pm.

To enter – answer the below TWO questions in the comment section of our Facebook post:

  1. Who’s giant 600sqm. portrait hangs alongside the Durban Club Chambers building (the former Netherlands Bank building) in Anton Lembede St?
  2. Where are the KZNPO Summer Season Symphony concerts being performed?
Std. T&C’s apply

Chambers Club, South Africa’s newest members’ club, is housed in Durban Club Chambers building (the former Netherlands Bank head office). It is a members’ club for South Africa and Africa’s business and professional community located in the iconic Professional Quarter in the heart of the city, which is open to the public on evenings and weekends.

The beautiful building was designed by famed architect Norman Eaton in central Durban which has been transformed into a professional quarter for the legal fraternity, business community, entrepreneurs and creatives as part of an extensive city-wide project by the visionary team from Urban Lime.

One of the special features of the Chambers Club is a beautiful rooftop garden which overlooks the city – with commissioned sculptures, a water feature, quinine trees, indigenous grasses and aloes. This carefully created space is an eventual realisation of what Norman Eaton originally wished for – a tranquil roof top garden which is ideal for an after-work alfresco sundowner to meet colleagues and friends before heading home.

The Club offers facilities geared for legal practioners and businesspeople: meeting rooms, interview rooms, board rooms, restaurant, bar, lounge, parking facilities and cloakroom. It is perfect for professionals and those looking for an elegant, safe quiet place to meet, work and dine in the middle of town.

Win an elegant evening out: After-work sundowner cocktails and snacks at Chambers Club and a KZNPO symphony season concert in Durban City Hall

The KZN Philharmonic perform two Beethoven favourites, the Leonore Overture No 1 and the Triple Concerto, played by pianist, Malcolm Nay, violinist Tai Murray and KZNPO’s very own cellist Aristide du Plessis. The evening closes with a performance of Bizet’s delightful Symphony in C – all under the baton of Netherlands born conductor Arjan Tien who makes a popular return to round off the season on 5 March.

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Summerdaze NYE 2019




The countdown to 2020 has begun and if you, like many Durbanites are finding it difficult to set some epic NYE plans into motion, we thought we would give you a hand.

Get your feet in the sand at Summerdaze NYE Beach Party, which will be held at Beachwood (a 5 min drive from Umhlanga). This years dress theme is to be a “Floral” affair, the event will kick off 2pm onwards and will feature top artists and DJ’s at an intimate paradise ocean side setting. Food & drinks will be on sale under the tented beach bar while guests enjoy good vibes, sensational music and fireworks at midnight!


We are giving away two epic prizes as follows. *Std. T&C’s apply.

Prize 1 : 5 x General Access Tickets, 1 x Bottle of El Jimador & 1 x Fitch & Leedes Hamper

Prize 2 : 5 x General Access Tickets & 1 case if Sol Beer

To enter, follow BOTH of the below steps:-

  1. Click on the Facebook event link here, and mark yourself as ‘going’
  2. Comment on the event wall with #ProudlyDurbanite

You and your guests must be over the age of 21. Proof of ID will be required.


Please be advised that there is limited parking space. Be lekker – don’t drink and drive.

Whatsapp hotline : 0640814181
Email :
Website :

Tickets are limited so grab yours here

Proudly sponsored by
Fitch & Leedes
Sol Beer
Southern Comfort
Jack Daniels
el Jimador

*Competition Terms and Conditions.

  1. To enter, follow the link to the Summerdaze NYE Beach Party Facebook event page. Click that you are attending and leave a comment on the event page wall with the hashtag #ProudlyDurbanite.
  2. Winner and guests must be over the age of 21 years old to attend this event – a copy of your South African identity document will be required as proof.
  3. Competition opens on 10th December 2019 and closes midnight 23rd December 2019, South African Standard Time. Winner/s will be randomly drawn on 24th December 2019. Durbanite (Pty) Ltd reserves the right to change the draw date.
  4. Winner/s will be notified via Facebook and are required to confirm their attendance within 24 hour of notification or redraw will take place.
  5. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Facebook.
  6. Durbanite (Pty) Ltd is a promoter of live entertainment events. Tickets for Events are sold by the event organisers or other ticketing agents. Notwithstanding the terms and conditions of such ticketing agents which may apply to the sale of a Ticket for a particular Event, by purchasing and/or holding and/or being in possession of a Ticket or Tickets, the holder of the Ticket agrees to and is bound by these terms and conditions.
  7. Durbanite (Pty) Ltd do not accept liability for damage to or loss of any life or personal property at this Event.
  8. Ticket does not afford the Ticket holder the right to transport to the Venue, or parking, or merchandise, or any food or beverages at the Venue, unless otherwise stated. Other independent service providers might render services relating to transport, parking, merchandise, food or beverages at the Venue and in such circumstances, the terms and conditions of such service providers will apply between it and persons who make use of such products or services.
  9. You must produce a valid Ticket to gain entry to the Venue and you must produce that Ticket for inspection upon request from an Event official at any time. Failure to produce such Ticket when requested may result in you being denied access to the Venue or in you being removed from the Venue.
  10. Subject to these competition rules, Durbanite (Pty) Ltd determination of the winner/s is final. No correspondence will be entered into.
  11. The prizes are non-transferable for cash.
  12. By entering this competition you agree to all the terms and conditions stated above.
  13. Employees, agents of or consultants to Durbanite (Pty) Ltd and, their immediate family members (parents, children, brothers and sisters), spouse(s), life partners, business partners and associates are excluded from this competition.
  14. Failure to comply with any of these Terms and Conditions will result in immediate forfeiture of the prize.


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Pieter Dirk Uys and Evita Bezuidenhout: #HeTwo



The Hexagon, Pietermaritzburg: 14 – 16 November

Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre, Durban: 18 – 24 November


“It’s a class act … the evergreen Uys always manages to inject something fresh and relevant into his work. A great show and a wonderful tribute to one gutsy lady created by one of South Africa’s true sons of the soil.” Peter Feldman ARTSLINK 2.8.2019

 “That both PDU and Tannie Evita will have you giggling at #HeTwo while banishing the troubles of the outside world is a no brainer.” Diane de Beer DEBEER NECESSITIES 31.7.2019

 “Uys dons false eyelashes and presidents listen.” L.A. TIMES


“You better watch out, you better not lie, you better not pout, I am telling you why- #HeTwo is coming to town!” Pieter-Dirk Uys and Evita “face off” on stage together for the first time ever in South African history, #HeTwo comes to The Hexagon Theatre from 14 – 16 November and then heads to the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre from 18 – 24 November.


Visit our Facebook page to enter to win 1 set of 5 double tickets!

Tickets valid for Tuesday 19th November @ the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre ONLY!

Show starts @ 19h30 sharp! Std. T&C’s apply.

In 1981 a woman appeared out of the dressing room of the Market Theatre, stepped onto the stage and smiled. Virtually before she even gave her name, she was a legend. Mrs Evita Bezuidenhout was presented to the audience, the nation and the world. She is still going stronger than ever. No longer a recognised Nationalist as she was during those years of apartheid rule, she is now a member of the African National Congress, secure in her Luthuli House kitchen where she cooks for reconciliation. For nearly forty years she has had to tolerate the impersonation of her by a local actor. She tried to sue him for libel; she swore never to allow him into her life and yet, now in the 25th year of her democracy, she will be on the stage with Pieter-Dirk Uys at the same time.

The question to PDU was always: why this female character of Evita? There are many answers. When he started impersonating her in 1978, it was illegal to have an opinion about anything political, so maybe an Afrikaans woman with an NP husband could spill the beans. The fact that she was portrayed by a man dressed as a woman when cross-dressing was also illegal, could force the edge of the envelope. Or maybe that she was there for only one reason: to eventually make Nelson Mandela laugh. And she did. They met and he laughed. She also embraced Archbishop Desmond Tutu who also laughed. She posed with countless legends and South Africans, black and white, laughed – with relief.

Evita Bezuidenhout will always be ten years older than Pieter-Dirk Uys. He seems to be catching up. His Darling venue, Evita se Perron, has been going for 23 years, established as a recognised international tourist destination and local satirical Stonehenge. Who would have thought that Tannie Evita would become a farce to be reckoned with, to be hailed and celebrated as the most famous white woman in South Africa? And now as a member of the ANC, sharing her weekly comments on YouTube and Daily Maverick about the state of her nation, where her Evita’s Free Speech, now past its 200th episode, has gathered supporters from all the corners of the globe? Her 140,000 Twitter followers are not just, as she thinks, in the same prison outside Rustenburg.

Now in 2019, for the first time, she and her ageing impersonator will confront each other face to face.

There can only be one winner.

#HeTwo will perform in Pietermaritzburg at the Hexagon from 14 to 16 November (Book at Webtickets) and in Durban at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre from 18 to 24 November (Book at Computicket).


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