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Marianka Swain

Marianka Swain

Marianka Swain was UK Editor-in-chief of BroadwayWorld. A London-based theatre critic and arts journalist, she also contributes to other outlets such as the Telegraph, The i Paper, Ham & High, Islington Gazette, Dancing Times and theartsdesk, and she is a member of the Critics' Circle. You can find more of her work at or follow her on Twitter @mkmswain


Book Tickets Now For Christmas Treat ELF THE MUSICAL
April 29, 2022

Santa's favourite musical is back in town! ELF – the smash-hit Christmas musical based on the beloved film – returns to London for a strictly limited 8-week season at the Dominion Theatre in London's West End from 14 November to 7 January. Book your tickets here!

Exclusive Presale: Book Tickets Now For THE CAR MAN
April 28, 2022

Fasten your seat belts – The Car Man is back! To celebrate the Royal Albert Hall’s 150th anniversary, Matthew Bourne and his acclaimed dance company New Adventures bring their multi-award-winning production of The Car Man to the Hall for the very first time.

No Booking Fee On THE BOOK OF MORMON Tickets
April 27, 2022

The Book of Mormon comes from South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and Avenue Q co-creator Robert Lopez. It's currently playing at London's Prince of Wales Theatre in the West End - and you can book tickets now with no booking fee!

Show of the Week: Book £20 Tickets For GET UP, STAND UP! THE BOB MARLEY MUSICAL
April 25, 2022

Get yourself where the action is and experience the remarkable story of Jamaica’s rebel superstar. The irresistible new production, Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical, has come to life at the Lyric Theatre, London and the message is out. Book exclusively priced tickets now!

Save 55% On Tickets To ANYTHING GOES
April 22, 2022

The sold-out musical sensation Anything Goes returns to the Barbican by popular demand. The ‘musical equivalent of sipping one glass of champagne after another’ returns for a limited 7 week season.

Book Tickets Now To MARYS SEACOLE at the Donmar Warehouse
April 19, 2022

Putting the concept of a biopic through a kaleidoscope, Marys Seacole is a dazzling exploration, across oceans and eras, of what it means to be a woman who is paid to care, and how, ultimately, no one is in charge of their own story.

Save 47% On THE DRIFTERS GIRL Musical Tickets
April 20, 2022

Queen of British Soul and West End leading lady Beverley Knight stars in the world premiere of a brand new musical The Drifters Girl, with the sensational Adam J Bernard (Dreamgirls), Tarinn Callender (Hamilton), Matt Henry (Kinky Boots) and Tosh Wanogho-Maud (Showboat).

Show of the Week: Save 54% On THE WOMAN IN BLACK
April 18, 2022

Adapted from Susan Hill’s classic book, The Woman in Black at the Fortune Theatre has been thrilling London audiences since 1989.

New Tickets On Sale For CABARET at the Kit Kat Club
April 13, 2022

In a time when the world is changing forever, there is one place where everyone can be free. Welcome to the Kit Kat Club. Home to an intimate and electrifying new production of CABARET. This is Berlin. Relax. Loosen up. Be yourself.

Book Exclusive £20 Tickets For ANYONE CAN WHISTLE
April 12, 2022

Anyone Can Whistle is Stephen Sondheim and Arthur Laurents’ satirical musical comedy set in a fictional town where the government controls absolutely everything, even the miracles.

Show of the Week: Get 40% Off STRAIGHT LINE CRAZY
April 11, 2022

Ralph Fiennes stars in David Hare’s blazing account of the life of a man whose iron will exposed the weakness of democracy in the face of charismatic conviction.

Extension Announced For TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD - Book Now!
April 5, 2022

The critically acclaimed West End production of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird – a new play by Aaron Sorkin – has announced an extension following its critically acclaimed opening! The production is now running at the Gielgud Theatre until 19 November, 2022.

April 4, 2022

Doctor Who: Time Fracture, a ground-breaking Immersive Theatrical Adventure, plunges you into the incredible Universe of Doctor Who.

BWW Review: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, Gielgud Theatre
March 31, 2022

Aaron Sorkin’s hit Broadway adaptation of Harper Lee’s seminal 1960 novel has finally reached us, following Covid delays and a few real-life legal dramas. Lee’s estate sued Sorkin for making changes to the characters, while the since publicly disgraced (and removed) Mockingbird producer Scott Rudin bullied every other adaptation of Lee’s book off the stage.

JERUSALEM Leads April's Top 10 New London Shows
April 1, 2022

London is never short of temptations, whether epic West End shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. From a juicy revival to a new political play and a classic musical reborn, here are some of this month’s most eye-catching openings. Don’t forget to check back for BroadwayWorld’s reviews, interviews and features!

Winners Announced For The 2021 BroadwayWorld UK Awards!
March 30, 2022

We are excited to announce the winners for the 2021 Broadway UK Awards! As voted for by the public, the awards celebrate the best new productions in the West End and around the country - as well as our special awards to mark this extraordinary period in theatre.

Book SMALL ISLAND Tickets Now With Our Exclusive Prices
April 1, 2022

Hortense yearns for a new life away from rural Jamaica, Gilbert dreams of becoming a lawyer and Queenie longs to escape her Lincolnshire roots. Small Island follows their lives through the Second World War until the arrival of HMT Empire Windrush at Tilbury, where hopes for the future soon meet the stubborn reality of post-war Britain.

Exclusive Prices: Book Tickets Now For Donald Trump Play THE 47TH
March 31, 2022

It is 2024 and as America goes to the polls, democracy itself is on the brink. Who takes the White House – and at what cost? Book now for the new Donald Trump play The 47th

Pre-sale: Book Now For JACK AND THE BEANSTALK at the London Palladium
March 30, 2022

Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum... A GIANT panto comes to the London Palladium! Book tickets now in our pre-sale.

Final Day To Vote In The 2021 BroadwayWorld UK Awards!
March 25, 2022

It's the final day to vote in the 2021 BroadwayWorld UK Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favourites. Voting closes at midnight, so you've still got time to get those last votes in... 

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