MONSTAS SHORTLIST: Theatre actor of the year: 2017

It’s Christmas and what would the festive season be without some recognition of the best of 2017? Over the next few days we’ll shortlist five nominees in each of 13 categories for our Oscars, or monstas if you will, of 2017.

  • Read on for nominees for the monsta for Theatre actor of the year: 2017. 2016 winner: George Mackay (The Caretaker, Old Vic)

  1. Bertie Carvel (Ink, Almeida, now Duke Of York’s) Tickets until 6/1/18

2. Jack O’Connell (Young Vic production at the Apollo) NTLive screening 22/2/18 Details

3. Andrew Garfield (Angels In America, National Theatre, now Broadway) Tickets

4. John Partridge (La Cage Aux Folles, touring production)

5. Andrew Scott (Hamlet, Almeida, then Harold Pinter Theatre) To be shown on BBC2 in 2018

  • Who should win? Tell us in the comments below. Want to know why we like this shortlist? Click on the tags to read our reviews. Winner revealed 30/12/17.
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  1. Caroline Cutmore · January 2, 2018

    Andrew Scott as Hamlet because he was the best out of all of them (seen all of the productions) and totally brilliant. Bertie Carvel close second.


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