With ‘Prima Facie,’ Jodie Comer will make her Broadway debut.
The Emmy Award-winning actress and star of “Free Guy” and “Killing Eve” is in the final two weeks of a sold-out West End production of Suzie Miller’s play.
Jodie Comer will make her Broadway debut in the one-woman musical Prima Facie, penned by Suzie Miller, next spring.
The drama about a barrister who defends clients accused of sexual assault and is date-raped by a colleague, produced by Empire Street Productions and currently in its final two weeks of a sold-out West End production, will make the leap across the Atlantic, appearing on Broadway in Spring 2023. The limited engagement run, directed by Justin Martin, will take place at a Shubert theatre, with opening night and on-sale dates to be revealed at a later date.
“It’s been an enormous honour to share Tessa’s story here in London over the last few weeks, and to now have the opportunity to bring Prima Facie to Broadway is a dream come true,” Comer said in a statement.
The show marked the actress’s West End debut, premiering on April 27 at the Harold Pinter Theatre and running until June 18. It follows Tessa (Comer), a talented young lawyer who specialises in sexual assault offenders and has worked her way up from a working-class background to be at the top of her field. Tessa must confront where the patriarchal power of the law, the burden of proof, and morals divide when she is sexually raped herself.
Prima Facie made its world premiere in Sydney in 2019 and was written by Miller, a former human rights and children’s rights lawyer.
It earned the Australian Writers’ Guild Award for Drama in 2020, the David Williamson Award for Outstanding Theatre Writing in 2020, and the renowned Major Australian Writers’ Guild Award in 2020 in all categories of theatre, film, and television.
Miriam Buether is in charge of set and costume design, while Natasha Chivers is the lighting designer, Ben and Max Ringham are the sound designers, and Rebecca Lucy Taylor is the composer. Treatment Studio commissioned William Williams to create the video, which 101 Productions Ltd is in charge of in the United States.
The fourth and final season of Killing Eve, the pandemic-focused Help, Ridley Scott’s The Last Duel, and an anticipated appearance in the Adam McKay thriller Big Swiss are among Comer’s recent efforts.