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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

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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The Last Five Years, Southwark Playhouse review - an inspired actor-musician take on a cult classic

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Album: Big Big Train - Welcome to the Planet

Six months after the release of Common Ground, neo-proggers Big Big Train return with another...

The Responder, BBC One review - the loneliness of the long-d...

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Bournemouth SO, Karabits, Lighthouse, Poole review - go east...

Focusing on music composed in the former countries of the old...

Tessa Hadley: Free Love review - the Sixties, the suburbs an...

Free Love opens in 1967 and remains within that heady era throughout; no flashbacks, no spanning of generations as in Hadley's wonderful...

Blu-ray: Champion

Champion (1949), one of many boxing films of the 1930s and...

Total Immersion: Music for the End of Time review - miracles...

History’s most grotesque act of cynicism has to be the model ghetto the...

America in Crisis, Saatchi Gallery review – a country in jeo...

America in Crisis revisits an exhibition staged in 1969 soon after Richard Nixon was elected President. Pictures taken by 18 Magnum...

LPO, Canellakis, Royal Festival Hall review - ecstatic sonor...

This remarkable evening should really have been more remarkable still. The unfortunate pianist Cédric Tiberghien took an official pre-travel Covid...

Album: Fiona Monbet – Maelström

Fiona Monbet is a phenomenal violinist with a huge expressive range. Her credentials, above all in...