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Marianka Swain

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Marianka Swain is a London-based writer and editor. She is the UK Editor-in-Chief of BroadwayWorld, and also covers the arts for outlets such as the Ham & High and Islington Gazette newspapers, Dancing Times and MoveTo Town & Country magazines, and TodayTix. You can find further work on www.mkmswain.com or follow her on Twitter @mkmswain

Articles By Marianka Swain

Legally Blonde, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre review - a joyous Gen-Z musical makeover

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Moulin Rouge! The Musical, Piccadilly Theatre review - spectacular escapism

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Frozen, Theatre Royal Drury Lane review - twinkling spectacle with a sincere drama at its heart

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Three Kings, Old Vic: In Camera review - Andrew Scott vividly evokes generational pain

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Sleepless, Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre review - love from afar in this amiable musical

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Songs for a New World, The Other Palace Digital review - chimes with our extraordinary 'moment'

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Hamilton, Disney+ review - puts us all in the room where it happened

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The Last Five Years, The Other Palace Digital review - socially distanced heartbreak

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Cats, The Shows Must Go On review - a purr-fectly theatrical experience

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The Thread, Sadler's Wells Digital Stage review - Greek folk and contemporary unite

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Treasure Island, National Theatre at Home review - all aboard this thrilling adventure story

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Drawing the Line, Hampstead Theatre online review - modern history becomes dark farce

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Jane Eyre, National Theatre at Home review - a fiery feminist adaptation

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Rumpelstiltskin, Sadler's Wells Digital Stage review - spins an engaging yarn for young audiences

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I and You, Hampstead Theatre review - now streaming online, this YA play is oddly pertinent

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Sondheim at 90 Songs: 1 - 'I'm Still Here'

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The most unlikely venue: an extraordinary, authentic-as-can-be replica of a large Iron Age roundhouse. There’s a turf and grass roof, and the...

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Album: The Cult - Under the Midnight Sun

It’s fair to say that The Cult have taken on a number of identities since their mid-80s’ transformation from Goth also-rans the Death Cult to the...

Iphigenia in Splott, Lyric Hammersmith review - raises as ma...

It’s hard to keep up with what terms are in vogue amongst those who insist on classifying and vilifying young people, but one that you...

Girl Picture review - Finnish coming-of-age drama offers not...

What is it with pushy Finnish mums and their acrobatic teenage daughters? Just weeks after the release of the Gothic fantasy Hatching...