‘Stop messing about!’ and ‘Shut that door!’
From Kenneth Williams and Larry Grayson to the contemporary Graham Norton and Alan Carr, there is a lineage of the popular camp man on British television screens.
By using the mouth to lip-synch and copy their speech, alongside the body to repeat their movements, mannerisms and gestures, Keep Calm and Carry on Camping explores what makes them different, what makes them the same, and most importantly, what makes them camp.
Through the chronology of such performers, this practice-research presentation shall, “Keep Calm and Carry on Camping”.
Keep Calm and Carry on Camping was presented at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Collisions Festival of Practice Research, 2015