In Pianomania, Godfrey Johnson & Nicholas McDiarmid combine their dazzling pianistic skills with irresistible punches of humour and wit.
These two virtuosos, each at their own piano (performed with keyboards in venues that don't have pianos) bring you a show that excites, titillates and entertains. After the show's debut at Durban's Rhumbelow Theatre, arts critic, Billy Suter, wrote in his review "Together, with minimal fuss or fanfare, they launch straight into a merry mix of entertainment that has them tipping hats to classical music as well as everyone from Elton John, Leonard Cohen, Gloria Gaynor and Bronski Beat to Billy Joel, Mary Hopkins, Boomtown Rats and Soft Cell.”
Godfrey Johnson has performed in over 40 productions. His career has taken his as far afield as Europe and Canada. 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.”
Godfrey 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, Nicholas continued his
musical performances as a pianist and violinist whilst focussing on a career in publishing. He performed in The Sydney Chamber Orchestra between 2011 and 2013. He has enjoyed successful performances at the Auto & General Theatre on the Square, the PopArt Theatre, the Foxwood Theatre. The Rhumbelow theatre, Alexander Bar Theatre, Kronendal Music Academy and the Drama Factory.
Pianomania is wonderful entertainment, suited to venues as well as corporate functions and events.