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National Theatre Live: Prima Facie

  • Film, Drama
Jodie Comer in Prima Facie, National Theatre Live
Photograph: National Theatre Live/Helen Murray

Time Out says

Head to select cinemas to see Killing Eve star Jodie Comer West End turn in this Australian penned play

Tessa is a young, brilliant barrister. She has worked her way up from working class origins to be at the top of her game; defending; 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 takes us to the heart of where emotion and experience collide with the rules of the game. 

Jodie Comer, the breakout star of queer spy thriller series Killing Eve, earned rave reviews in the UK for her turn in this solo tour de force. Now, Aussie audiences have the chance to see the West End performance for themselves as National Theatre Live brings the show to select cinemas from July 23. 

Of course, this isn’t the first time this story has been shared in Sydney. Prima Facie was penned by Aussie playwright and former lawyer Suzie Miller, with the role originated by the multi-talented Sheridan Harbridge (director of Dubbo Championship Wrestling) in its five-star world premiere care of Griffin Theatre. Time Out spoke with Miller at the time about the insider's perspective she brings to her dramatized cross-examination of the legal system’s failings. 

Directed by Justin Martin, the West End adaptation was captured live from the intimate Harold Pinter Theatre. In Sydney you can catch screenings at the Hayden Orpheum, Dendy Newtown, Palace Chauvel and Ritz Cinemas. Screening times and ticket prices vary between venues. Most cinemas wrap up their screenings by July 29. Find out more and book tickets here.

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Alannah Le Cross
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