Currently playing Bernadette in the first professional regional production of PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT at THE QUEENS THEATRE HORNCHURCH. A very exciting actor/musician production, cleverly reimagined by Director DOUGLAS RINTOUL. (Performances April 27th – May 26th) Priscilla reviews 2018 THE STAGE; The standout here is Mark Inscoe’s Bernadette, whose pithy one-liners and survivor instinct do little to disguise the vulnerability of a woman at a crossroads in her life. THESPYINTHESTALLS.COM ; Mark Inscoe’s Bernadette is the most consistently strong performance of the night. Glamorous, warm and always ready with a biting comment, Inscoe delivers this part with the class and professionalism she deserves and when it comes to the lip syncs Inscoe is impossible to take your eyes off. He looks considerably more comfortable in drag than his fellow actors, and commands the stage unquestionably. Inscoe’s performance is a clear example of the level this whole production needs to reach. LONDONTHEATRE1 ; Mark Inscoe, the production’s stand-out performer POCKETSIZETHEATRE.COM ; Mark Inscoe absolutely steals the show as Bernadette. Every moment is nuanced and affecting, hitting the comedy with pin point accuracy whilst also managing to stir the soul during the soft and heart-breaking moments of the show. In this day and age especially, it is heavily empowering to have a strong, independent transsexual character portrayed so truthfully and openly.

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Mack & Mabel reviews 22-July 2015

Britishtheatre.com

****

Stephen Collins

Mark Inscoe oozes charm from every pore as WB Taylor managing that perfect blend of smarmy faux sophistication and wily predator with consummate ease.

Whatsonstage.com

****

Michael Coveney

Like Singin’ in the Rain (which Church directed here and in the West End) Mack and Mabel is poised at the birth of the talkies in Hollywood, and a decisive lurch towards more “psychological” acting, represented by Mark Inscoe‘s dapper and persuasive William Desmond Taylor, tugging Mabel out of her comfort zone. Other enjoyable references are made to movie legends Frank Capra (Gunnar Cauthery) and Fatty Arbuckle (Jack Edwards), who, like Desmond Taylor, was later embroiled in scandal and murder.

Mytheatremates.com

****

Jonathan Baz

Mark Inscoe’s William Desmond Taylor is an elegantly competitive cad to Sennett, whilst Jack Edwards’ Fatty (Arbuckle) similarly adds a convincing layer.