REVIEW: One Man Breaking Bad at The Kings Theatre, Southsea

Black Star Riders: from left, Scott Gorham, Chad Szeliga, Ricky Warwick,  Robbie Crane and Damon Johnson.  Picture by Richard Stow

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Miles Allen graced the Kings Theatre with his energetic parody, which sold out at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe.

Based on Breaking Bad, one of the biggest-ever TV shows, expectations were high for Allen’s show.

Maybe he needed a hit of the blue stuff to keep him going

Cramming over 60 episodes into 80 minutes seemed a daunting task. However, LA-born Miles easily captured details of each series with lashings of humour.

The whole set was narrated by his favourite character Jesse Pinkman and Miles’ mannerisms and voice for Jesse were very confident and realistic.

A highlight of the show was when the comedian played out the infamous pizza-throwing scene, using a willing couple from the audience to act as Walt and the roof.

The majority of the impressions were spot on, including Walter White, Hank, Tuco and my favourite Skylar.

However there were a few characters that needed more work, as without added props or catchphrases it was difficult to tell who they were.

The fast-paced nature of the show caught up with Mike at points as he stumbled over his lines or forgot which season he was in. Maybe he needed a hit of the blue stuff to keep him going. Overall though a great show.