Simon Callow on Twelfth Night and Sir Toby Belch

18th February 2011



Heather Neill talks to the award-winning veteran actor and author Simon Callow about playing Sir Toby Belch for 80-year-old Sir Peter Hall in Twelfth Night, which is currently at the National. He also discusses the broader cultural context of postwar theatre. Recorded at the National.

Once you’ve really understood the writing, and you’ve got the rhythms and the way in which the thoughts are expressed, you’ve got the character… He becomes the character as he writes…