by Suzie Miller
15 April - 18 June 2022 at the Harold Pinter Theatre, London
11 April - 2 July 2023 at the John Golden Theatre, New York
Tessa is a thoroughbred. A young, brilliant barrister 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 event forces her to confront the lines where the patriarchal power of the law, burden of proof and morals diverge.
Jodie Comer made her West End and Broadway Debut in the UK and USA premiere of Suzie Miller’s Olivier award-winning, gripping play PRIMA FACIE which takes us to the heart of where emotion and experience collide with the rules of the game. Justin Martin directed this solo actor tour de force at the intimate Harold Pinter Theatre for a strictly limited season followed by a transfer to the John Golden Theatre on Broadway for another strictly limited run.
The production garnered 24 awards including Olivier, Tony, South Bank Show, Whatsonstage, Evening Standard and Drama Desk recognition.
Jodie Comer - Tessa
Dani Arlington - Understudy Tessa
Justin Martin - Director
Miriam Buether - Designer
Natasha Chivers - Lighting Designer
Max & Ben Ringham - Sound Designers
Rebecca Lucy Taylor - Composer
Willie Williams for Treatment Studio - Video
Georgia Bird - Company Stage Manager
Jasmin Hay - Deputy Stage Manager
Maddie Sidi - Assistant Stage Manager
Kari Lindsey-Smith - Technical Assistant Stage Manager
Jane Moriarty - Associate Director
Olivia Ward - Head of Wardrobe
Amy Brand - Head of Hair & Make Up
Adam Gibson - Sound Number 1
Paige Leaf-Wright - LX Board Operator
Heather Doole - Production Manager