Reviews have dropped for Prima Facie with Jodie Comer in London – what did the critics make of it?
Free Guy and Killing Eve star Comer appears in the one-woman-play as lawyer Tessa.
The piece by Suzie Miller opened at the Harold Pinter Theatre on 15 April 2022.
Directed by Justin Martin, the production has set and costume design by Miriam Buether and lighting design by Natasha Chivers. Rebecca Lucy Taylor – the Brit Award nominated star of Self Esteem – will compose music with sound designers Max and Ben Ringham, video by Treatment Studio and voice coach Zabarjad Salam.
Tessa is a thoroughbred. A young, brilliant barrister. She has worked her way up from working class origins to be at the top of her game; prosecuting; cross examining and winning. An unexpected event forces her to confront the lines where the patriarchal power of the law, burden of proof and morals diverge.
Prima Facie London reviews
The Guardian – 4/5
“Comer delivers. She roars through Suzie Miller’s script. The play roars, too, sometimes too loudly in its polemic, but Comer works overtime to elevate these moments.” – Read the full review
The Times – 4/5
“If you’ve seen Jodie Comer play the murderous Villanelle in Killing Eve you’ll know she is a gifted shapeshifter. Nothing, though, can quite prepare you for the range, energy, resilience, emotional clarity and sheer presence she offers in this play by the Australian lawyer turned writer Suzie Miller.” – Read the full review
The Telegraph – 4/5
“[Comer’s] performance, running a full-pelt 100 minutes, propels her into the front rank of stage stars.” – Read the full review
Daily Mail – 4/5
“Comer blows us away in a ferocious yet forensic performance that’s related in a blizzard of quickly shifting perspectives.” – Read the full review
“With Comer as its protagonist, blazing away, it is impossible to avert your gaze. She brings its arguments to forceful life and in the process creates an unforgettable moment of theatre.” – Read the full review
Evening Standard – 4/5
“Comer is the reason we’re here. Her commitment made the production happen and kept it alive through delays. We all wanted to know if she’s as good live on stage as she is on screen. And the answer is no: she’s better.” – Read the full review
Prima Facie plays Harold Pinter Theatre, London currently booking through to 18 June 2022.
The standard performance schedule is Monday-Saturday at 7:30PM with 3PM matinees on Thursdays and Saturdays.