Killing Eve star Jodie Comer to make West End debut in powerful one-woman play Prima Facie
Killing Eve star Jodie Comer is making her West End debut in one-woman show, Prima Facie.
The Emmy Award-winning actor will portray a criminal attorney in the play, which opens at the Harold Pinter Theatre on 15 April 2022.
She will star in the play until 18 June and tickets go on sale at 12pm on 1 October via ATGTickets.com.
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Her character, Tessa, is an attorney whose career is built on defending rapists and discrediting their victims, who is then sexually assaulted herself.
Following her assault, Comer’s character finds herself at the mercy of the criminal justice system that she once used to her advantage – one that favours men and disbelieves women.
It’s the West End adaption of the play from Australian playwright Suzie Miller, with the setting changed from Australia to Liverpool for this production.
Miller, who formerly worked as a lawyer says: “I don’t know of any sexual assault statement that I’ve ever taken, where I could ever be convinced that they were lying.
“Remember, not so long ago it wasn’t illegal to rape your wife.”
She adds: “Let’s redefine what consent is. Let’s make sure that if you’re a man and not socially equipped to read the signs, then learn! Let’s bring up boys to know that No Means No.”
— Killing Eve (@KillingEve) March 16, 2021
Comer will also return to her role as killer assassin, Villanelle in BBC’s Killing Eve next year.
It will mark the fourth and final season of the cat-and-mouse drama, which also stars Sandra Oh as Eve Polastri, who becomes embroiled in an intense relationship with Villanelle.
Comer has previously said that her character, Villanelle, has resonated with the LGBT+ community.
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In an interview with Entertainment Weekly she said: “[She has] really resonated with the LGBT community… you can have these relationships with women, this fascination, this compulsiveness to know this, and I don’t think that I’ve ever really seen that explored on television.”
How to get tickets for Prima Facie starring Jodie Comer
Tickets are priced from £15 and will be released to the general public from 12pm on 1 October via ATGTickets.com.
If you’re an ATG member then you can get your hands on tickets from 10am on 1 October also via ATGTickets.com.
Comer will star in the play between 15 April and 18 June, with tickets expected to be in high demand.