A Handful of Keys

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A Handful of Keys is a two-man piano show created by Ian von Memerty and Bryan Schimmel, with special material written by Malcolm Terrey.

The original text

A hilarious and hugely successful two-man piano show.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1994: First produced by Mark West, directed by Alan Swerdlow and featuring Ian von Memerty and Bryan Schimmel. For the next 3 years the piece played over 300 performances to over 100 000 people. Setting and lighting by Denis Hutchinson.

2005: Revived with Roelof Colyn and Jeremy Quickfall, directed by Ian von Memerty.

Awards, etc.

Winner of a Vita Award (National) (musical theatre production of the year), 1995.


A Handful of Keys theatre programme.

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