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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

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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Red, Wyndham's Theatre - Mark Rothko drama paints a vivid picture

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Bat Out of Hell, Dominion Theatre review - the Meat Loaf musical returns, batty as ever

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Tina, Aldwych Theatre review - new Tina Turner bio-musical is simply OK

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Summer and Smoke, Almeida Theatre - exquisite renaissance of Tennessee Williams's neglected play

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Girl from the North Country, Noël Coward Theatre review - Bob Dylan fuels a dreamlike drama

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Everybody's Talking About Jamie, Apollo Theatre review - inclusive and utterly joyful

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Venus in Fur, Theatre Royal Haymarket review - pain and pleasure in a starry two-hander

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The Lie, Menier Chocolate Factory review - fake news, real feeling

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