Jodie Comer, the Emmy and Bafta Award-winning star of BBC’s Killing Eve, will make her stage debut in the UK premiere of Suzie Miller’s award winning play, Prima Facie. She will play Tessa in this gripping, one-person play which takes us to the heart of where emotion and experience collide with the rules of the game.
Tessa is a thoroughbred. A young, brilliant barrister who loves to win. She has worked her way up from working class origins to be at the top of her game; defending; cross examining and lighting up the shadows of doubt in any case. An unexpected event forces her to confront the lines where the patriarchal power of the law, burden of proof and morals diverge.
Prima Facie, directed by Justin Martin, will open at the Harold Pinter Theatre on Friday 15 April. The show will play a strictly limited-9-week season. Rebecca Lucy Taylor will join the production as composer. She will work alongside set & costume designer Miriam Buether, lighting designer Natasha Chivers and sound designers Max and Ben Ringham, video by Treatment Studio and Zabarjad Salam, who will be the voice coach.
About joining the show, Comer said:
“I am such a huge fan of Rebecca and everything she stands for – her voice, her words and her honesty. I can’t think of a more perfect person to compose the music for our production.”
Prima Facie is produced by James Bierman for Empire Street Productions.