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Prima Facie Summary

  • Show Status: Opening Soon
  • Genre: Play
  • Prima Facie is 100 minutes long, including an intermission of none
  • 8 Shows per week
  • Previews Begin: April 11, 2023
  • Show Opens: April 23, 2023
  • Show Closes: June 18, 2023

A scrappy lawyer discovers the limitations of the legal system after being sexually assaulted herself and then having to be the plaintiff in a trial against the assailant

Prima Facie on Broadway Background

The play is written by Suzie Miller and ran in Harold Pinter Theatre, West End, London for 9 weeks. The production opened on April 27,2022 and played through June 18, 2022. Suzie Miller is a former human rights and children’s rights lawyer.

Mentally and Physically Demanding Play

Critics praised Comer for her breakneck performance in this emotionally demanding role that, under Justin Martin’s busy staging, is often quite physical.

The show calls for the lead actor to often be quite physical by leaping onto furniture and portray being the victim of a sexual assaulted by a colleague. There is also a brief onstage rainstorm and she tells the story of working her way up from her rough-and-tumble working-class origins to being a top-flight attorney.

Jodie Comer's Broadway Debut

Jodie Comer makes her Broadway debut in this show and it comes after Comer recently wrapped up her Emmy-winning and much-lauded role on the twisty BBC America thriller “Killing Eve”. The Q rating of Comer is on the rise as she now takes this show stateside.

What’s Prima Facie Like?

Tessa is a thoroughbred lawyer. A young, but impressive attorney 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 and dramatic event in her life forces her to confront the lines where the patriarchal power of the law, burden of proof and morals diverge.

Is Prima Facie Good for Kids?

Prima Facie includes sensitive subject matters including reference to sex, violence, and sexual assault. With violence and rape being a big part of this show, it is not suitable for children under the age of 16 or for those who may be sensitive to that subject matter.

Theatre Information

John Golden Theatre

252 West 45th Street
New York, NY 10019
Seats: 805
Entrance: 45th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues
Theatre Information

John Golden Theatre Seating Chart

Cast Members

Tessa
Jodie Comer

Producers

James Biermans' Empire Street Productions

The Evil Shubert Organization

Production Credits

Director
Justin Martin

Creative Team

Writer
Suzie Miller
Score
Rebecca Lucy Taylor