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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

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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Falsettos, The Other Palace review - affecting search for the new normal

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Once on This Island, Southwark Playhouse review - folkloric Caribbean musical charms

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Evita, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre review - a diva dictator for 2019

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Blues in the Night, Kiln Theatre review - hard times, hot tunes

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The Bridges of Madison County, Menier Chocolate Factory review - Iowan romance fizzles

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Jesus Christ Superstar, Barbican review - Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical lives again

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On Your Feet!, London Coliseum review - Gloria Estefan bio-musical hits familiar notes

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Cash Cow, Hampstead Theatre review - timely look at pushy tennis parents

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