Emmy and BAFTA Award-winning actress Jodie Comer (BBC America’s “Killing Eve”) will make her Broadway debut in Prima Facie, a new play by Suzie Miller, directed by Justin Martin (The Jungle at St. Ann’s Warehouse). The production, which is in the final two weeks of a sold out run in the West End, will come to Broadway for a limited engagement in Spring 2023 at a Shubert theatre to be announced. Prima Facie is produced by Empire Street Productions.
Jodie Comer said today, “It has been an absolute privilege to tell Tessa’s story here in London over the past few weeks and to now have the opportunity to take Prima Facie to Broadway is a dream come true.”
Comer recently made her West End debut in Prima Facie, earning rave reviews for her astonishing performance as Tessa in Miller’s award-winning solo play. The production opened April 27 at the Harold Pinter Theatre, where it plays through June 18. It features an original score by Rebecca Lucy Taylor, who is better known as Self Esteem, and who completed her debut US Tour earlier this year.
Miller is a former human rights and children’s rights lawyer. Prima Facie originally premiered in 2019 in Sydney, Australia, where it won the 2020 Australian Writers’ Guild Award for Drama, the 2020 David Williamson Award for Outstanding Theatre Writing, and the 2020 prestigious Major Australian Writers’ Guild Award across all categories of theatre, film, and television.
Tessa (Comer) is a thoroughbred. A young, brilliant barrister. She has worked her way up from working class origins to be at the top of her game; defending; cross examining and winning. An unexpected event forces her to confront the lines where the patriarchal power of the law, burden of proof and morals diverge.
Set and costume designer is Miriam Buether. Lighting designer is Natasha Chivers. Sound designers are Ben & Max Ringham. Composer is Rebecca Lucy Taylor. Video is by William Williams for Treatment Studio. US general management is by 101 Productions Ltd.
Theatre, opening night and on sale dates will be announced in coming weeks. To sign up for more information go to: www.primafacieplay.com/broadway