Marianka Swain is a London-based scriptwriter and journalist. Her stage plays have been performed at the Soho Theatre, Gate Theatre, Victoria and Albert Museum, Wilmslow Festival of One Act Plays, Battersea Arts Centre, Burton-Taylor Theatre, Oxford University and University of East Anglia, where she completed a Creative Writing (Scriptwriting) MA. She is currently working on scripts for stage, screen and radio. Marianka was a staff sub-editor and features writer for Country Life magazine and is now a regular contributor to Dance Today magazine and Bargain Theatreland. She is also available for corporate work. http://mkmswain.wordpress.com/ @mkmswain
In our quest to find London's favourite Off West End theatre, our reviewers champion their favourite venues. Today, Marianka Swain tells us why the Albany would get her vote. Vote for your own favourite Off West End theatre below!
Andy Moseley's ambitious black-comedy short mixes the pitfalls of wife-swapping with musings on contemporary relationships and the role of the internet in society, but ultimately suffers from an excess of genre-hopping. At the Etcetera Theatre.
This year's Almeida Festival promises small-scale work with big ideas, a combination neatly encapsulated by Little on the Inside, Alice Birch's thought-provoking snapshot of prisoner solidarity and the escapist power of storytelling.
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