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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

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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Ravens: Spassky vs. Fischer, Hampstead Theatre review - it's game over for this chess play

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Dear Evan Hansen, Noël Coward Theatre review - this social outcast will steal your heart

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Mary Poppins, Prince Edward Theatre review - a lavish but old-fashioned revival

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Ghost Quartet, Boulevard Theatre review - a beguiling journey into the beyond

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The Man in the White Suit, Wyndham's Theatre review - sparks but no combustion in this chemistry farce

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Noises Off, Garrick Theatre review - sublime chaos in Michael Frayn's meta-farce

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What Girls Are Made Of, Soho Theatre review - euphoric gig-theatre

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Preludes, Southwark Playhouse review - journeying into the mind of Rachmaninoff

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Reissue CDs Weekly: Hangman’s Beautiful Daughters

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You may have seen Lazy Susan's excellent BBC pilot last year; now a series has been commissioned from Freya Parker and Celeste Dring so we can...

ReMastered: Tricky Dicky and the Man in Black, Netflix revie...

Netflix’s ReMastered series is one of the streaming channel’s undersung gems. Launching in 2018, when Tricky Dick and the Man in...

The Turn of the Screw, Opera North, OperaVision review - cla...

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Mark Kermode's Secrets of Cinema, BBC Four review - the...

Mirrors and windows, looking at ourselves or out into the world, reflecting the culture or making it: compare and contrast. This was the...