The Angelica Complex – Reviews
Co-created by Priscilla Jackman (director) and Sunny Grace (writer)
Invisible Circus Season Kings Cross Theatre, November 2016.
“The tone is heightened-real verging on the poetic. Vercoe, an exceptional communicator, delivers the script… interrupted only by the enigmatic appearance from an opera singer, the universal spirit of motherhood.” Jason Blake, Sydney Morning Herald (logo in dropbox under Media folder)
“Angelica is played by Kym Vercoe, an actor full of energy, magnetism and acuity. Under Priscilla Jackman’s direction, Vercoe delivers an astonishing performance rich with insight and emotion. The show’s rhythms shift dynamically and beautifully through the duration… Sophisticated projections by Velinda Wardell are introduced judiciously to add texture, and to inspire our imaginations. It is an involving production that speaks carefully and clearly to its audience.” Suzy Wrong, Sydney Theatre Reviews: Suzy Goes See (logo in dropbox under Media folder)
“It has a terrifically well created performance from Kym Vercoe as a kind of self-reflective anti-everywoman. Vercoe’s Angelica is fully formed. She engages and the audience with ease, has excellent command of voce and emotion and endows Angelica with a conflicted yet not capricious search for inner peace. Director and Co-creator Priscilla Jackman has foregrounded Vercoe’s exceptional physicality. She jumps and leans and bounces. She shreds at a Mountain, Tree or Warrior Pose and after a little settling she brings out the humour of the piece.” Judith Greenaway, Sydney Arts Guide
“Who would have thunk it? An opera singer opening a show at the Kings Cross Hotel? It is one of the marvellous conceits and inventions of The Angelica Complex, a thrilling theatrical voyage into pregnancy, post-partum and parenting.” Richard Cotter, Aus Stage (logo in dropbox under Media folder).
Ensemble Awards 2015 Coverage
Triple J Music Video – “Walking for Days” 2015 Coverage
Priscilla’s video clip for Triple J Unearthed winner, WILSN, was featured in various in-flight magazines around the country in 2015.
In 2013 Priscilla was invited as specialist guest on The Weekend Arts Program ABC Radio National to discuss her methods of inspire a passion for Shakespeare amongst young people.
Checkout the interview on the ABC website
Vegemite Tales 2003 Coverage, UK
Written and directed by Melanie Tait, The Vegemite Tales opened in 2001 in a small pub theatre in London, starring Priscilla Jackman in the role of Maddie. The enormous success of the show was unrivalled, selling out every one of its nine consecutive seasons – including performances at Riverside Theatre Hammersmith, Edinburgh Festival, and its two final seasons in the West End. Priscilla and Melanie were the founding members of Itchy Feet Theatre, producer of The Vegemite Tales. (3 x media reviews newspaper)