The student rags for the University of Cambridge, oh so mute about me in reviews when I was actually a student and it really mattered to me, have finally taken to saying nice things about my performances. This week I have been playing what is essentially a cameo role in the silly but fun new operetta Wetmarsh College and they have made some satisfyingly quotable comments about impeccable comic timing and that sort of thing.
The Cambridge Student also refers to my character as “extremely camp”. Since this term does not appear in the libretto or the publicity blurb, I can only conclude that my performance is the main cause of this perception.
I have not knowingly been camping the role up. Well, no more than an operetta demands.
So why does my performance warrant the adjective “extremely”?