Bad Bread at Ashcroft Arts Centre, Fareham

REVIEW: Beauty and The Beast at Ashcroft Arts Centre, Fareham

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It was the end of the world, as the Mayans predicted but to distract the Ashcroft Centre from impending doom, Bad Bread promised an evening of entertainment.

The trio of Anthony Craven, Tom Goble, and Brydie Lee Kennedy showed promise with a rapidly paced show; a series of sketches divided by witty voice-overs.

Television spoofs featured including a mash-up of Reservoir Dogs and Teletubbies plus a musical tribute to Downton Abbey, by cleverly adapting the lyrics to Petula Clark’s Downtown. Some jokes had the audience wincing, particularly gags about Madeleine McCann and the Paralympics.

The last sketch was a hilarious tribute to the film Titanic, with Ant and Tom donning crash helmets with a model of the ship and an iceberg on top to re-enact the tragedy.

The trio then announced, they got their dates wrong and the world would end next month. They invited the audience to shelter in their apocalypse-proof bunker at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and judging from the applause, it would be unsurprising if they take up the offer.