Saved

Music (theatre, solo show)

  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Signed Performance
    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

Description

Saved is a multi-layered, retro-mechanical music show built around rescued 70s home organs. Turned inside out, their internal spinning speakers are exposed for us to see as well as hear. Along with cassettes, a turntable, AM radios and a modified whisk, Saved celebrates an analogue era where A-B-C Fun Block and One Finger Chord buttons captivated our imagination. Leak, of Spaghetti Western Orchestra fame, gently transports us to a curious sound-world where the mundane becomes surprisingly beautiful. 'It knows exactly what it's doing and it does it sublimely' (Lyn Gardner, StagedoorApp.com).

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Signed Performance
  • Accessible entry: Level access via rear entrance, 10 steps from street if not taking accessibility entrance.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access

  • Stairs: 6 - 10
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info


Signed performances

  • Dates: 18 August
  • Interpreter: Adrian Bailey - Not Selected
  • Type: BSL
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team to book your tickets and request any specific seating requests in relation to the location of the interpeter.

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Janet Taylor 36 days ago

Only at Fringe, but gloriously so! Really enjoyable and fascinating hour(ish) of musical soundscape made out of thrown-away instruments and household gadgets, with the odd song created from throw-away phrases. Just add reverb.

Kevan Shaw 37 days ago

Saved is brilliant! It is a clever, skilful, amusing and relaxing show, the perfect antidote to the noisy, brash, and disturbing comedians and shows that pervade the fringe. Graeme Leak is a genius musician and consummate performer. The music spans genres from Kraftwerk to Van de Graph Generator by way of early Bowie and Penguin Cafe Orchestra. Definitely a show not to be missed and best saved for when your theatrical nerves are well jangled!

Andrew Meadowcroft 38 days ago

Saved: a joy, a delight, whimsical and utterly engaging. Seek it out, there seriously is nothing like it.

Derek Townsend 43 days ago

Superb! Not exactly an organ recital, more experimental comedy retro soundscape performance.

Martin Mendelssohn 51 days ago

Brian Eno , David Bowie , Sparks , Kraftwerk , Morrissey and Acorn Antiques - loved it .


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The Scotsman (4/5 stars) 37 days ago

It is Leak’s quaint yet ingeniously deployed array of pre-digital technology that fascinates

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Fest (4/5 stars) 51 days ago

Walking into Saved feels less like entering a Fringe show and more like intruding into someone’s personal music lab. Two old home organs, a drum kit and myriad radios, cassettes and other devices populate the centre of the room, while Graeme Leak – Aussie by birth, now Scotland-based – waits proudly by his toys.

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