It’s almost Christmas and what would the festive season be without some recognition of the best of 2019? Over the next month we’ll shortlist five nominees in each of 14 categories for our Oscars, or
monstas if you will, of 2019.
Read on for nominees for the monsta for of the year. 2018 winner: Sharon D. Clarke in Caroline, Or Change at Hampstead Theatre
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. Sheridan Smith, Jade Anouka, Imelda Staunton and Sharon D. Clarke are previous winners in this category.
Read on for our top 5 best theatre actresses of 2019 so far and our hopes for the next half year
WORTH A LOOK?: ****1/2
WHERE? Duke Of York’s RUNTIME: 2 hours and 30 minutes (with 20-minute interval)
WHEN? 29/4, opens 2/5 and runs until 20/7
It’s the night before the election and representatives of rival newspapers are visiting a grieving pastor whose story – and how it is told – they believe could influence the vote.
Read on for reasons including how now the subject matter of this 130-year-old play feels
WORTH A LOOK?: *****
WHERE?: Donmar RUNTIME: 3 hours and 10 minutes (including 20-minute interval)
WHEN?: 28/9, press night 3/10, runs to 24/11/18
Does this production in which lead actor and actress alternate their roles offer a gender fluid theatrical 1st?
Read on for reasons including all the gossip from this 1st preview and how we wanted more Jackie Clune