Ian von Memerty’s Keyboard Killers

The Keyboard Killers Show

Our contributor, Carmen attended the Keyboard Killers show held at the Elizabeth Sneddon recently.

“The Durbanite team were invited to see Keyboard Killers at the Elizabeth Sneddon last night, on the 9th November, and we were absolutely blown away! Ian von Memerty is an absolute genius, and absolutely made the piano come to life. Why, there was no ‘killing’ at all!

Thank you to Ian Von Memerty, Andrew Warneke, and Bronwen Clacherty for a riveting, spectacular show. We were entertained from start to finish, which is no wonder why the show is nearly booked out.
But fear not, for it’s said to return at the end of February. And guess who’s going to go see it for a second time!”

More about the show:

Take South Africa`s ‘King of the Keyboard’, von Memerty and put him together with eight of the greatest song writing piano stars and you have the recipe for a smash-hit, `killer` show! Why, of the millions of people who play the piano, are there those rare individuals whose music and lyrics inspire for decades? 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. Enjoy the virtuosity, the style, the sheer joy of great music and timeless words brought to new life by `the James Bond of South African musical theatre`.

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, Bass – Andrew Warneke (Masters in Music), Percussion – Bronwen Clacherty (Doctorate in Music).

Durban is the final stop on a national tour which has played to capacity audiences and wonderful reaction.


Venue: Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre.
Dates – November 9th to 13th.
Tickets can be bought at Computicket and vary from R130 – R150 (with special discounts for block bookings and pensioners)

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