Edinburgh Festival | Cabaret preview: Edward Reid: Living The Dream One Song At A Time @ Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

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6-15 August, 6.15pm, £10.50/£11.50 (£9.50/£10.50 concessions), Assembly George Square (V3), Edinburgh. Tel: 0131 623 3030. www.assemblyfestival.com

VIDEO: Edward Reid's Britain's Got Talent 2011 Audition (ITV1, 2011)

What becomes of a talent show semi-finalist?

Do they try to get one over their siblings by Googling themselves at family get-togethers? Hope to be recognised while they take orders at the bar of an airport Nando’s? Or carry on entertaining the public with just as much energy as when they were on the telly?

Scottish comedy cabaret act Edward Reid stands triumphantly in the latter category.

Having fallen agonisingly short of making the 2011 Britain’s Got Talent final, he’s back at this year’s Fringe with a show that features what a nation came to love – his hilarious re-workings of pop songs using nursery rhymes.

Reid will also take audiences on a retrospective journey through his life, recalling memorable moments and characters from his Coatbridge upbringing to present-day fame.

He’s performing at the Assembly Rooms for just one more week – so what are you waiting for?