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Proof

Proof

The flashback scenes, which show the closeness that existed between Catherine and her father – sensitively played by Marcus Taylor - during his moments of lucidity are incredibly tender.

Natasha Tripney - The Stage (Edinburgh)     See full review 

The relationship between Easterbrook and Marcus Taylor (Robert) is beautiful in its paradoxical nature, and both actors give sterling performances. This is a faultless production that has been thoughtfully directed and staged. The brilliant cast do not put a foot wrong and the story is intriguing, imaginative and insightful in equal measure; allowing the audience to simply savour every moment ... with Taylor's final appearance as Robert genuinely wrenching the heart. A truly unmissable production that will keep you thinking long after you leave the theatre – this one phenomenal play plus four amazing actors equals a five star show.

Deborah Klayman - The Public Reviews     See full review 

Marcus Taylor's madness didn't feel forced or over the top, and his moments of aggression were really quite frightening. If you fancy seeing some brilliant acting go and see Proof.

Jo Trainor - Stage Won     See full review 

I was literally on the edge of my seat the whole way through. The entire cast are absolutely wonderful!

Alex Eades - Edinburgh Guide.com     See full review 

The four actors, Holly Easterbrook, Amy Burke, Marcus Taylor and Ben Wiggins are strong throughout... Everything I have see this fine company stage is excellent and this is no exception.

Geoff - one4review.com     See full review 

Marcus Taylor's rants and irrationality as the father portray the frustrations that mental illness can create... A gripping play and a great production.

Dave Jordan - Whatsonstage     See full review 

It's a heady mix, all that brilliance and bonkerness crammed into the intimate space of the Greenwich Playhouse and David Hutchinson's direction never drops the pace for a moment. All four performances are beautifully judged.

Gary Naylor - Broadway World     See full review 

Special mention must go to Marcus Taylor who displays the mind of a fragile man with an honestly and truth which is touching and absorbing.

Samantha Kent - Remote Goat     See full review 

The acting is some of the best I have seen on the fringe. Marcus Taylor gives a sensitive, compelling performance as father Robert - The company really found the humour, yet also nailed the deeply profound moments of beauty that Auburn has layered his script with.

Daniel Scott - Remote Goat     See full review 

Marcus Taylor plays Dad as Max Headroom in meltdown mode. Thrown together to sort out the living from the dead, the maths from the madness, the bitching from the Bigger Picture, the algebra from the alphabetti spaghetti, this quartet make for an electrifying evening that crackles with weight and wit.

Giles Broadbent - Wharf     See full review 

The overall combination produced a heart-rending piece of theatre that was thought-provoking and emotionally involving.

Emily Pulsford - Three Weeks     See full review 

"Intelligence" is also a quality which is difficult to act, and this has nothing to do with the actual intelligence of the actor, but rather the ability to project the quality of the mind at work. This is what lets down films like "Good Will Hunting" and "A Beautiful Mind". Here, however, Marcus Taylor effortlessly captures it, in a performance which is both grounded in reality and totally charming.

Peter Scott-Presland - Remote Goat     See full review 

...Taylor's friendly ghost is a triumph.

Catherine Usher - The Stage     See full review 

Katie's disappointment and anger at her father's mindless scribbles is a potent reminder of her love for him, grippingly intensified by Taylor's rabid outburst.

Richard J Thornton - Extra Extra     See full review 



The Ladykillers

The Ladykillers

Special mention must surely go to Marcus Taylor who was filling in the role of Major Courtney ... Taylor was first rate, and delivered some of the best moments of the show.

Rod McPhee - Yorkshire Evening Post     See full review 

If Marcus Taylor was nervous about the prospect of playing Major Courtney in The Ladykillers it certainly did not show at The Lowry. For me it seemed like the Sale actor had been playing the archetypal English military man forever, displaying a flawless comic timing that can only be admired.

Rick Bowen - Sale and Altrincham Messenger     See full review 

They are ably supported by a fine, comic ensemble cast including: Marcus Taylor, effectively stepping into the shoes of ... Clive Mantle as the effeminate, gentlemanly con-man, Major Courtney.

The Arts Shelf     See full review 

Marcus Taylor excels in the role as closet transvestite Major Courtney...

Clare Boswell - The Public Reviews     See full review 

Marcus Taylor, as the old school tie Major Courtney, with a penchant for wearing women's frocks, was superb having only taken over the role at short notice...

Liz Coggins - The Leeds Guide     See full review 

...Marcus Taylor stepped-up seamlessly. He delivered a fragile and mentally fractured Major Courtney.

Rachael Gavaghan - The Good Review     See full review 

They are supported by a cast so impressive it would be unfair to actually call them supporting. Marcus Taylor, standing in for Clive Mantle on the night, Chris McCalphy, William Troughton and Cliff Parisi are all superb as the gang members in what is a real ensemble piece.

Burnley Express - Burnley Express     See full review 

The cast are on top form, not least Marcus Taylor as a cross-dressing Major Courtney (Linehan's influence, I would suppose).

Jildy Sauce - Jildy Sauce     See full review 

Marcus Taylor and Beverley Walding present a couple of delightful cameos...

Rob Holcroft - Worcester Standard     See full review 

Marcus Taylor stepped up to the plate to be a very effective low-key transvestite Major. In fact it's an all-round ensemble achievement.

David Upton - Manchester Theatre Awards     See full review 

... understudy Marcus Taylor mugged away quite magnificently as the cross-dressing conman.

Paul Clarke - Leeds List     See full review 

Mrs Wilberforce has the reputation for crying wolf and she is being gently interviewed by Constable MacDonald (Marcus Taylor), who is slightly reminiscent of Corky in the Sykes comedy series... The highly professional cast were a pleasure to watch.

Irene Brown - The Edinburgh Guide     See full review 



The History Boys

The History Boys

Though the younger members of the cast aren't without merit, particularly with their array of nice Yorkshire accents, it is Richard Rycroft as Hector and Marcus Taylor as Felix that have an unrivalled abundance of charm, charisma, and comic timing between them. Both are divine.

Sam Reynolds - Gay Times     See full review 

Taylor is a bold comic performer who provides a lot of the giggles with a host of frantic gestures and emphatic grunts, creating a headmaster that would sit well in an Armstrong and Miller sketch.

Tom Oakley - One Stop Arts     See full review 

Marcus Taylor as the head steals most of the laughs but there are commendable displays all round from the talented and committed ensemble.

Giles Broadbent - Wharf     See full review 

Marcus Taylor was particularly hilarious as the stuffy, uptight headmaster concerned only with the school's prestige and position in the league tables.

Emma Curry - Backstagepass.biz     See full review 

The cast excel as an ensemble, with outstanding performances from Marcus Taylor as eccentric headmaster.

Harry Kindler - Remote Goat     See full review 

Marcus Taylor's turn as The Headmaster is hilarious from start to finish.

Gary Naylor - Broadway World     See full review 

The headmaster, played excellently by Marcus Taylor, ushers in Irwin...

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The Philanderer

The Philanderer

Robert Rowe and Marcus Taylor are marvellous as the older generation of gentlemen, fathers to the two ladies in the triangle and drawn into the shenanigans.

Peter Carrington - Remote Goat     See full review 

Marcus Taylor as Craven does a very nice line in curmudgeonly self-pity.

Whats On Stage     See full review 

As her father, Craven, Marcus Taylor also savours his moments of straight-laced indignation with relish, often describing himself as “exceedingly vexed”.

Catherine Usher - The Stage     See full review 

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