The Actors Centre

Off The Record with Simon Callow

23 March 2018

Friday 23 March, Tristan Bates Theatre

We are extremely excited to announce that the next Off the Record in 2018 will be with Simon Callow!         

The Actors Centre are continuing to present our hit series of conversations "Off the Record”. A series of colourful conversations between Paul Clayton and his guests in the Tristan Bates Theatre.

So what are you waiting for?

Member tickets cost £15 each and public tickets cost £25 each (these are bookable via the Tristan Bates Theatre website).

For member tickets please click here.

For public tickets please click here.

The bar in the Actors Centre will be open at 12pm for drinks and snacks beforehand and the event will begin at 1pm, lasting approximately one hour.

Tickets are limited to 1 per person and are non-exchangeable and non-refundable.


Simon Callow is an actor, author and director. He studied at Queen’s University, Belfast, and then trained as an actor at the Drama Centre in London. He joined the National Theatre in 1979, where he created the role of Mozart in Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus. His many one-man shows include Tuesday’s at Tesco’sThe Mystery of Charles Dickens, Being Shakespeare, A Christmas Carol, Inside Wagner’s Head, Juvenalia and, most recently, The Man Jesus. He has appeared in many films including A Room with a View, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Shakespeare in Love, Phantom of the Opera, Viceroys House, and Hampstead. Forthcoming credits include Blue Iguana, Victoria & Abdul and The Man Who Invented Christmas.

Simon’s recent TV credits include Henry Palmer in The Rebel, Death in Paradise, The Duke of Sandringham in the television series Outlander, Galavant and The Life of Rock With Brian Pern. He directed Shirley Valentine in the West End and on Broadway, Single Spies at the NT and Carmen Jones at the Old Vic, as well as the film of The Ballad of the Sad Café. He has written biographies of Oscar Wilde, Charles Laughton and Charles Dickens, and three autobiographical books: Being An Actor, Love Is Where It Falls, and My Life in Pieces. The third volume of his massive Orson Welles biography, One Man Band was published in 2015; Being Wagner: the Triumph of the Will a biography of Wagner, was released in 2017. Music is his great passion, and he has made many appearances with the LPO, the LSO and the LMP.   


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