‘Killing Eve’ Star Jodie Comer Sets Broadway Debut In ‘Prima Facie’ – Deadline

Jodie Comer, the Emmy- and BAFTA-winning actress maybe finest recognized for BBC America’s Killing Eve, will make her Broadway debut subsequent spring in Prima Facie, a brand new play by by Suzie Miller. Directing might be Justin Martin at a Shubert theater to be introduced.

The play is presently in manufacturing on the West End, the place it’s in its closing two weeks of a sold-out run. Produced by Empire Street Productions, Prima Facie will make its Broadway debut in spring 2023.

Venue, opening night time and on sale dates might be introduced in coming weeks.

“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,” stated Comer in a press release.

Comer (Thirteen, Free Guy, The Last Duel) made her West End debut in Prima Facie, successful sturdy critiques for her solo efficiency as Tessa. The manufacturing opened April 27 on the Harold Pinter Theatre, the place it performs by June 18. Prima Facie options an unique rating by Rebecca Lucy Taylor, higher often called Self Esteem, who accomplished her debut US Tour earlier this year.

The playwright is a former human rights and youngsters’s rights lawyer. Prima Facie initially premiered in 2019 in Sydney, Australia, the place it gained the 2020 Australian Writers’ Guild Award for Drama, the 2020 David Williamson Award for Outstanding Theatre Writing, and the 2020 Major Australian Writers’ Guild Award.

In the play, Comer’s character Tessa is a younger, good barrister who has labored her approach up from working class origins to be on the prime of her sport, defending, cross inspecting and successful. An sudden occasion forces her to confront the strains the place the patriarchal energy of the legislation, burden of proof and morals diverge.

Set and costume designer is Miriam Buether. Lighting designer is Natasha Chivers. Sound designers are Ben & Max Ringham. Video is by William Williams for Treatment Studio.

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