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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

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 Last Five Years, Southwark Playhouse review - an inspired actor-musician take on a cult classic

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The Prince of Egypt, Dominion Theatre review - Moses musical goes big and broad

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The Haystack, Hampstead Theatre review - a chilling surveillance state thriller

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Endgame/Rough for Theatre II, Old Vic review - Beckett played for laughs

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Faustus: That Damned Woman, Lyric Hammersmith review - gender swap yields muddled results

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Rags: The Musical, Park Theatre review - a timely, if predictable, immigrant tale

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