Keith Moon: The Real Me

Theatre (rock, music)

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  • Gilded Balloon Teviot - Wine Bar
  • 17:15
  • Aug 26
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United States
  • Group: Keith Moon The Real Me LLC / Fringe Management LLC
  • Warnings and additional info: Strong Language/Swearing
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


Exploding on stage with the turmoil and excitement of the wildest drummer in rock and roll, Mick Berry pierces Moon's insane exterior to get inside the mind of this rock legend. As he attempts to save himself from the unbearable burden of living up (or down) to his self-created legend Moon the Loon, Moon takes the audience on a journey from his early struggles through the rise of The Who as one of the world's greatest rock bands 'Not to be missed' ( 'A tour de force' (

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  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Access to the performance space is via stairs or lift then there is level access into the venue.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access, Lift (Building Lift)

  • Stairs: 11- 20
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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Steven Nicol 83 days ago

What a performance: dodging the splintering drum sticks is part of the show. An amazing drumming performance with an honest description of Moon's life. Loved every minute of it. Plus a journey through The Who's greatest hits.

Jon Keen 83 days ago

Slightly mixed feelings about this show - Yes, a great recreation of Keith Moon's drumming style, and his accompaniment to great Who songs is entertaining and accomplished.
But it isn't really enough to fill an hour, and the novelty wears off two-thirds of the way through - I would have preferred a little less drumming and a lot more about Keith Moon's life and story...

Pat Latimer 94 days ago

As fans of The Who we weren’t sure what to expect from this show. What we got was a recreation of Keith’s drumming style in the form of live performances of many great Who songs interspersed with Mick Berry’s take on what was going on in Keith Moon’s head at various times in his life. Loved the anecdotes and the energy. I don’t think Mick Berry was trying for a perfect recreation of Keith’s voice and some of the terms he used were more American than English, but if you’re a fan of The Who I think you’ll love it. Especially enjoyed his comments about the drumming style of the Rolling Stones!

Steve Jefferies 94 days ago

An absolute tour de force as Keith Moon. Tells his story brilliantly and combines a witty, interesting script with incredible drumming skills. A really great performance and well worth a visit.

Keith Prince 96 days ago

The most technically accomplished performance I have seen at the Fringe in the in the 18 years I have been attending. Moon's drum patterns are reproduced perfectly, no mean achievement considering the original's dramatic playing style. Had no trouble hearing the narration over the live drumming and music tracks. The performer recreates Moon's voice pretty well too. Plenty of well researched anecdotes about rock music's wildest drummer.

Susan Stewart 96 days ago

Sound quality poor at times - not drumming sound - but at times couldn’t hear him talking over noise of drums. Overall good performance and although I know very little about The Who I enjoyed the show.

Joanne Smith 97 days ago

Not very good. Both myself and my husband were disappointed.

Kristen Growney 98 days ago

It's a must see for fans of the Who . I liked the concept of storytelling blended with the drumming. I thought the show gave a detailed and authentic insight into Keith Moon's real life. Impressive drumming and acting!

music lover 98 days ago

this really is pretty terrible, Delivered in an embarrassing Dick Van Dyke "cor bloimey Meery Poppens"attempt at a London accent, an elderly Canadian man with moderate drumming skills delivers a poorly researched mix of Keith Moon legend and cod-psychiatric anaylysis. Would Keith have said "barf bag" or "sidewalk" in ordinary conversation? ghastly in almost every way, accompanied by some drum-aoke with no exuberance, just a lumpen plodding attempt to portray explosive creative genius. I'm 56 and i hoped it could give me a good time with music I love but it veered between ordinary and awful. Avoid

Paul Craig 100 days ago

Great energy and super Who tunes. Moon reborn on stage. Recommended especially for budding drummers or Who fans

Mike Scott 102 days ago

A must for any drummer or budding drummer out there, great dissection on a very different drummer, you don't have to be mad but it's almost a pre requisite. Good luck with the show, it looks exhausting.

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K107FM (4/5 stars) 87 days ago

This is no tale of the 60’s pop world, this is a show and performance with live drumming for all to hear. Mick has taken his show across the US and returns to the Fringe triumphant. His likeness to Moony is uncanny, he is fit and, can mimic the voice and his drumming is convincing too. Not as manic as we remember Keith Moon but good enough to drum over classic backing tracks like My Generation, Can’t Explain, Baba O’Reilly and extracts from Tommy. The climactic Won’t Get Fooled Again can close any show and the power and the volume confirms this.

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Musical Theatre Review (4/5 stars) 89 days ago

Finely balanced and crafted, this is more than just a tribute – deftly directed with minimal fuss this show is a must-see for rock music followers. Not many shows bring people to their feet in sheer joy even when they’re on their own, but this show does just that. Simply brilliant.

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