International sensation and Britain's Got Talent semi-finalist brings you an intimate performance, telling you the real story of Edward Reid. Beginning backstage just at the point before singing live on Britain's Got Talent, this is a retrospective journey through Ed's life to his successes. Filled with funny tales, poignant moments and larger than life characters, we invite you to get to know the man that Britain came to love. The man who gave you nursery rhymes like you've never heard them before 'Wow! Thank God for Edward Reid!' (David Hasselhoff).
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When Edward Reid, a 35 year old Scottish drama teacher, took the stage for Britain's Got Talent 2011 he described his humble dream of singing for an audience. There was then a hush of anticipation and the pianist struck the first few chords. What followed left the judges and audience at first opened mouthed in incredulity and then cheering with delight. With his outstanding and unconventional performance, he brought the assembled masses to a standing ovation.
Singing a dramatic medley of nursery rhymes, kicking off with Old MacDonald, Reid wowed the crowd with his unexpectedly amazing voice and flair for the dramatic. He ended with the judges dropped jawed, the entire audience on their feet and three yes votes to ace his audition. This August the young man from Coatbridge on the outskirts of Glasgow will make his Edinburgh Fringe debut with a two week cabaret run at The Assembly Rooms new venue Salon Elegance. After reaching the semi-finals of Britain's Got Talent and starring in several of his own shows, musicals and pantomimes, Edward has teamed up with Producer Katy Lipson, Director Vik Sivalingam and Musical Arranger Eamonn O'Dwyer to create his very own special cabaret show giving you the man behind the nursery rhymes and an honest and frank insight into this international cabaret sensation.
Following the Edinburgh Fringe run Edward Reid Living The Dream One Song At A Time will take to the road for an autumn tour of Scotland.