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)

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THEATRE REVIEW: My Name Is Lucy Barton starring Laura Linney at the Bridge Theatre

WORTH A LOOK?: ****

WHERE: Bridge Theatre

WHEN: 2/6, press night 6/6, runs to 24/6/18

RUN TIME: 90 minutes without interval

UPDATE: This show returns to The Bridge for 26 performances from January 2019

Laura Linney made her UK stage debut last night as the titular Lucy Barton with this monologue adapted from the 5th novel by Elizabeth Strout which was longlisted for the 2016  Man Booker Prize

  • Read on for reasons including how Linney returns to Tales Of The City soon

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PREVIEW: 9 reasons why we can’t wait for June

  1. Westworld BFI Q&A and finale premiere

Catch the world premiere of the season 2 finale of HBO’s superior sci-fi series about a theme park peopled by robots who revolt starring Thandie Newton (pictured) and a Q&A with its creators at the BFI on London’s South Bank 19/6. Tickets

  • Read on for reasons including Florence, Laura Linney, Lia Williams & BAFTA winner Vanessa Kirby

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