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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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