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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

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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Committee review - we're all on trial in new Kids Company musical

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Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour review - West End transfer hits all the right notes

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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

Islands off the coast of southern Chile, to the Spanish and German settlers of the 19th century, represented the edge of the world. To the...

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...