Campbell causes stir in Matey Chronicles

Observer reporter

Sunday, September 24, 2017

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POPULAR actor and comedian Glen “Titus” Campbell is once again in the middle of drama in his latest role in the comedy Matey Chronicles, currently showing at Centrestage in New Kingston.

Campbell said, as the play's name implies, its plot surrounds the issue of infidelity.

Sakina Deer, who plays Lola, is having an affair with Isaiah Jakes (Courtney Wilson), who is a prominent man in society. After two years of feeling trapped in her relationship, Lola is 'forced' to express her emotions and very private moments of their affair through a blog she created online.

Campbell, plays the role of “Ras Punnel” — the couple's gardener, who knows all the secrets of his boss's affair and does whatever it takes to keep them from his wife “Mini”, played by Sharee Elise.

“I am the one who knows everything and do everything in my power to keep it from Mini, who is also my boss. But I can't take pressure and I am afraid of the wife so as soon as it start, I start chatting away,” Campbell told the Jamaica Observer.

Matey Chronicles is written by Patrick Brown, who is also the director, alongside Trevor Naire.

“I have been working with Brown for over 20 years and I always like my role in each play. What I like about Brown is that he always gives me the option to explore by playing different characters and not just the role of “Titus” that I am known for,” he said.

The comedy, which started in July, can be seen everyday except Mondays.

“In our 20-year working relationship I may have played over 40 different characters and I like that. The fans don't get a chance to be bored as today I am Titus and tomorrow I am someone else,” he said.

Having started his career in 1981, Campbell is no stranger to theatre, having more than 70 plays to his name. His unique comedic style and his choice of word and body language will throw even the sternest in a fit of laughter.

His first performances were as a high school student in Louis Marriott's stage production of Playboy. He also gained national recognition for his performance as the bulging eyed policeman in the Fab Five's music video Ring Road. He is best known for his role in Titus in Town. Among his other plays are: Breadfruit Kingdom, River Mumma and the Golden Table, Oliver and Pinnochio, Love Games, and Puppy Love.




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