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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

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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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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Music Reissues Weekly: Margo Guryan - Words and Music

Late summer 1966. Jazz was Margo Guryan’s thing. She was not interested in pop music. This changed when she was played The Beach Boys’s “God Only...

Bach's Mass in B Minor, Collegium Vocale Gent, Herreweg...

There’s a masterful subtlety to Philippe Herreweghe’s interpretation of Bach’s last great choral work – it shuns blazing transcendence for a sense...

Sorcery review - a tale of shapeshifting revenge

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The Moor review - Yorkshire chiller is ambitious but muddled

A number of films in recent years have added a distinctly local flavour to the folk-horror genre. Mark Jenkin was inspired by...

Album: John Moreland - Visitor

The mournful, lonesome voice of John Moreland from Bixby, Oklahoma, will be known by a few, but not many, in this country. The 12 songs on his...

Smashing Pumpkins / Weezer, OVO Hydro, Glasgow review - doub...

The current trend for package tours with two headliners appears to be growing, and this jaunt presented somewhat unlikely bedfellows – the...

Àma Gloria review - small-scale triumph with a big emotional...

In Marie Amachoukeli’s Àma Gloria there’s a remarkable performance by a child actor, Louise...

Susquatch Sunset review - nature red in tooth and claw (albe...

There’s a category of movies that are best seen having read nothing about them. Susquatch Sunset falls into that blood group as...

Jazz Emu, Soho Theatre review - delightfully daft musical sp...

Jazz Emu bounds on to the stage, launching into a song that talks about the importance of team work and how he has no ego. But strangely enough,...

Album: Moby - Always Centered at Night

US electronic perennial Moby has had a good run. He was a rave...