Jodie Comer to make stage debut in Prima Facie in the West End

Killing Eve star Jodie Comer makes her stage debut in Prima Facie at the Harold Pinter Theatre in London’s West End. Tickets are on sale now

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Jodie Comer in artwork for Prima Facie in London’s West End

Jodie Comer, the award-winning star of TV series Killing Eve, is to make her stage debut in the UK premiere of Suzie Miller’s play, Prima Facie, in the West End.

The one-person play sees Comer play Tessa, a brilliant young working-class barrister who is forced to confront the lines where the patriarchal power of the law, burden of proof and morals diverge.

Directed by Justin Martin, it will run at the Harold Pinter Theatre in London from 15 April to 18 June 2022, with press night on 27 April.

Tickets are on sale now, with some tickets available at “Pay What You Can” for every performance.

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.”

Producer James Bierman added: “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 production will also feature set and costume design by Miriam Buether and lighting design by Natasha Chivers.

Prima Facie had its world premiere at Griffin Theatre Company in Sydney in 2019 and was winner of the Griffin Award which recognises an outstanding play that displays an authentic, inventive and contemporary Australian voice.

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