Producers of Prima Facie on Broadway have released Prima Faces – a special version of the show’s key art made up of over a thousand photos of the play’s fans.
Jodie Comer, the Emmy Award winning star of Killing Eve, makes her Broadway debut in Prima Facie a new play by Suzie Miller. The piece follows a young barrister, Tessa, whose life is transformed by a single incident.
Prima Faces, a version of the show’s indelible key art made up of over a thousand photos submitted by the play’s fans, along with their personal stories. The Prima Faces artwork will soon be displayed at the Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street), the Broadway home of Prima Facie, and at locations around the city. A copy of the artwork is also being sent to everyone who submitted their photos and stories.
The production, directed by Justin Martin (The Jungle), will play a strictly limited run of 10 weeks only. Previews begin April 11, 2023 and opening night is April 23, 2023.
Prima Facie stunned audiences in London’s West End last spring and via a filmed capture for cinema that broke box office records worldwide. Producer Empire Street Productions received an overwhelming number of emails and social posts from both general audiences and survivors of assault, who have had a deep emotional response to the play.
Recognizing the profound effect the play has had on audiences, Empire Street called on fans to submit their photos and stories for the Prima Faces project. These photos have been compiled to make up a dot matrix of Prima Facie’s key art.
The show will also work with Everyone’s Invited, a digital safe place for survivors to share their stories completely anonymously. Founded by Soma Sara, Everyone’s Invited provides many survivors a sense of relief, catharsis, empowerment, and gives them a feeling of community and hope.
Prima Facie has an original score by Rebecca Lucy Taylor, with set and costume design by Miriam Buether, lighting design by Natasha Chivers, sound design by Ben and Max Ringham, video is by William Williams for Treatment Studio. US general management is by 101 Productions Ltd.
Production images of Prima Facie in the West End
Photos by Helen Murray