A life in song

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ARBROATH’S Webster Memorial Theatre will play host to the story of a unique musical performer this weekend.

Tomorrow (Saturday), Edward Reid, who shot to fame following his appearance on Britain’s Got Talent where he impressed Simon Cowell with his mash up of ‘Twinkle twinkle’ and Leona Lewis’ version of ‘Run’ will appear in his own show.

‘Living the dream one song at a time’ marks Edward’s return to the stage in Arbroath, having previously starred in the pantomime ‘Puss in Boots’ in December.

Edward is keen to return. He said: “I fell in love with Arbroath, I come from a small town called Coatbridge. It’s amazing here and I’m looking forward to it.”

The show will give audience’s a chance to see how Edward went from teaching drama to touring the country with his dramatic mashups and story telling abilities.

He said: “It’s about me before, basically how I got to where I was on Britain’s Got Talent, through song and story telling. The second half is more relaxing and improvised with lots of mash ups.”

According to Edward there is something for everyone in his show, from children to grandparents. He said: “My audiences think it’s always for women over the age of 30 to 60, but I find that men come with their wives and they laugh just as hard.

“Kids come as well and they just love it and they get it because they could identify with it. There’s always some part of it you can identify with.”

For Edward the most important thing is his audience. He said: “Everybody knows the words and sings along, it’s not just my show, but the audience’s show too, that’s what I love.

“We want people to come to my show and be relaxed and have a good time and go home happy and talking about some of the things I talked about. That’s my dream.”

Tickets are £14, or £12 concession and are available from the Webster Memorial Theatre Box Office on 01241 435800 or by visiting http://www.webstertheatre.co.uk.