We awarded 14 monstas for the best pop, theatre, TV and film of 2018 in December – and here we look at the cream of 2019 so far and what’s to come. Arinze Kene, Andrew Scott, George Mackay and James McAvoy are previous winners in this category.
Read on for our top 5 best theatre actors of 2019 so far and our hopes for the next half year
WORTH A LOOK?: *****
WHERE?: Bridge Theatre RUNTIME: 2 hours and 40 minutes (with a 20-minute interval)
WHEN?: 7/6, opens 11/6 and runs to 31/8/19 (To be broadcast by National Theatre Live 17/10/19)
The last time we saw an immersive
Midsummer it was called The Donkey Show, it was set in a 70s New York nightclub and boasted a soundtrack of disco classics.
Read on for reasons including how Gwendoline Christie from Game Of Thrones fares here
WORTH A LOOK?: ****
WHERE?: Bridge Theatre
WHEN?: 14/11, press night 18/7, runs to 29/11/18
‘I tend to write a play before I do the research for it,’ confesses Alan Bennett in the programme notes for his 1st play in 5 years and it really shows here.
* Read on for reasons including how Alan Bennett’s new play couldn’t be more topical
WORTH A LOOK?: ***
WHERE?: Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith
WHEN: 15/10 (matinee), runs to 5/11
Author Mark Ravenhill was co-creator of ITV sitcom
Vicious and this was his first play, now 21 years old, which caused quite the stir in the 90s.
Read on for the lowdown on whether Shopping and F***ing stands up two decades later