Richard Eyre and Stephen Mear
Director Richard Eyre is among the nominees
© David McNeil

The shortlist has been announced for the eighth annual Sheridan Morley Prize for Theatre Biography.

The nominees are: Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh by John Lahr; Our Time of Day: My Life with Corin Redgrave by Kika Markham; What do I Know?: People, Politics and the Arts by Richard Eyre; Covering Shakespeare by David Weston; and I Know Nothing: The Autobiography by Andrew Sachs.

The winner, who receives a £2000 cash prize, will be announced in a ceremony on 19 March at The Garrick Club.

Now in its eighth year, the prize is awarded for the best biography, autobiography or diary in theatre or show business published in the preceding calendar year.

Led by Morley's widow Ruth Leon, the panel for this year's prize is critic Kate Bassett and actors Gemma Jones and Michael Simkins. ­