MONSTAS SHORTLIST: Best Theatre Actress of the year: 2018

It’s almost Christmas and what would the festive season be without some recognition of the best of 2018? Over the next week we’ll shortlist five nominees in each of 14 categories for our Oscars, or monstas if you will, of 2018.

  • Read on for nominees for the monsta for Actress of the year. 2017 winner: Imelda Staunton (Follies)

  1. Sharon D. Clarke in Caroline, Or Change at Hampstead Theatre, and later Playhouse Theatre Review Tickets

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2. Patsy Ferran in My Mum’s A Twat at the Royal Court Review

3. Laura Linney in My Name Is Lucy Barton at the Bridge Theatre Review Tickets

4. Lia Williams in The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie at  the Donmar Review

5. Maisie Williams in I And You at the Hampstead Theatre Review

  • 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 29/12/18.
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  1. Ian K Johnson · December 22, 2018

    Sharon D. Clarke what a presence on stage and a voice to be mesmorised by.


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