The judges of the Sunday Times/National Theatre Ian Charleson Awards have announced their shortlist for 2017.

The nominations in full:

Ellie Bamber for Hilde in The Lady from the Sea, Donmar Warehouse
Daniel Ezra for Sebastian in Twelfth Night
, National Theatre
Tamara Lawrance for Viola in Twelfth Night,
 National Theatre
Rebecca Lee for Friar Laurence in Romeo and Juliet, 
Watermill, Newbury
James Corrigan for Mark Antony in Julius Caesar, 
Royal Shakespeare Company
Ned Derrington for Lysander in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 
Shakespeare’s Globe
Sope Dirisu for Coriolanus in Coriolanus, Royal Shakespeare Company
Arthur Hughes for Lucius in Julius Caesar,
 Crucible, Sheffield
Douggie McMeekin for Snug in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 
Young Vic
Natalie Simpson for Duchess Rosaura in The Cardinal, 
Southwark Playhouse
Hannah Morrish for Lavinia in Titus Andronicus, Royal Shakespeare Company

Nominations announced: 15 April 2018

Winners announced at the National Theatre: 18 May 2018

Prize: Cash prize of £5,000, £2,000 and £500