Prima Facie “And the 2023 Olivier award for “Best Actress” By Iris Wiener
goes to Jodie Comer for Prima Facie !” On April 2nd, Prima Facie and playwright Suzie Miller received the 2023 Olivier award for “Best New Play.” The acclaimed London production and its star, Emmy, and BAFTA award winner, Jodie Comer ( Killing Eve ) opens on Broadway in April for a limited 10-week engagement. This breath-taking, one-woman play directed by Justin Martin is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience in the theatre.
Ms. Comer plays Tessa Ensler, a fierce barrister who defends men accused of sexual assault. Winning is everything in the “game of law” as she delights in crafting a defense strategy to obscure the woman’s account of the rape. When Tessa is sexually assaulted by a work colleague, her world is shattered. No longer the thoroughbred barrister, she’s a broken woman, the alleged victim pleading to be believed in a court of law. Production photos by Helen Murray
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