Suzie Miller’s play is set to make its UK premiere at the Harold Pinter Theatre from the 15th April 2022.
It has been announced that Jodie Comer, the Emmy and Bafta Award-winning star of BBC’s Killing Eve will make her UK stage debut in the UK premiere of Suzie Miller’s play Prima Facie.
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; prosecuting; 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.
This one woman play is directed by Justin Martin and will play at the Harold Pinter Theatre for a limited nine week season from the 15th April 2022.
Talking about the news Jodie Comer said: “It’s such an honour to have been given the opportunity to work with Justin Martin, Suzie Miller and the whole team on this wonderfully unique play. I look forward to bringing Tessa to life and introducing her to the audiences at the Harold Pinter theatre next Spring.”
Meanwhile, producer James Bierman commented: “I am incredibly privileged to be able to bring Suzie’s timely and important play to the West End with such a hugely talented group of people. Jodie is one of the most brilliant actors working today and her, this play, and Justin’s team are a perfect mix. Having tickets at a Pay What You Can level for each performance is also our commitment to making sure accessibility is at the heart of this production.”
The creative team behind the production is set to include set and costume design by Miriam Buether and lighting design by Natasha Chivers.