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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

Man of La Mancha, London Coliseum review - historical work better left in the past

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Ain't Misbehavin', Southwark Playhouse review - a jazz-hot musical revue

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Sweet Charity, Donmar Warehouse review - Sixties style over substance

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Betrayal, Harold Pinter Theatre review - Tom Hiddleston anchors a bold, brooding revival

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Follies, National Theatre review - the Sondheim spectacular returns, better than ever

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The American Clock, Old Vic review - Arthur Miller's musical history lesson drags

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Violet, Charing Cross Theatre review - Jeanine Tesori's faith musical is a gentle pleasure

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Aspects of Love, Southwark Playhouse review - discourse keeps passion at bay

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Fiddler on the Roof, Menier Chocolate Factory review - family matters in this sensitive musical revival

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Hadestown, National Theatre review - new folk musical is hotter than hell

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Company, Gielgud Theatre review - here's to a sensational musical rebirth

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Heathers The Musical, Theatre Royal Haymarket review - a sardonic take on teen angst

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The Humans, Hampstead Theatre review - a riveting family portrait

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Little Shop of Horrors, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre review - monstrously entertaining

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The King and I, London Palladium review - classic musical reborn with modern sensibilities

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Fun Home, Young Vic review - a simply sublime musical memoir

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