Prima Facie (London)
Prima Facie (London)
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Prima Facie (London) London Reviews and Tickets

92%
(36 Reviews)
Positive
94%
Mixed
3%
Negative
3%
Members say
Great acting, Absorbing, Clever, Must see, Relevant

About the Show

Jodie Comer makes her West End debut in a one-woman play about a career-driven barrister.

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Member Reviews (36)

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511 Reviews | 78 Followers
82
Intense, Disappointing, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you are a fan of Jodie Comer, one person shows.Comer is terrific, intense, & letter perfect.There was something missing for me.Maybe heart.

Don't see it if you want a show that involves you emotionally.I felt distanced from the story and the character.I wanted to care about her more.

381 Reviews | 72 Followers
95
Devastating, Dazzling

See it if if you can.

Don't see it if the content warnings seem too much for you. Read more

103 Reviews | 9 Followers
75
Great acting, Intense, Absorbing

See it if you want to witness an affecting, emotional and riveting performance from Jodie Comer, her charisma and presence is what makes this play.

Don't see it if you're expecting to be blown away by the script.

87 Reviews | 3 Followers
90
Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to be treated to an evening of good acting and won't be put off by a one-woman play or the subject matter of sexual assault.

Don't see it if you don't like one-person shows and/or you will be bothered by the play discussing sexual assault and how it's handled by the legal system. Read more

79 Reviews | 24 Followers
94
Riveting, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if you are engaged in life and justice, enjoy highly energetic, entertaining and important work.

Don't see it if you prefer fictional fantasy and escapism.

39 Reviews | 3 Followers
98
Hard hitting, Emotional, Ambitious, Clever

See it if West-end debuts don't come bolder than this. Jodie Comer shines in a role she was born to play. For 90 minutes she demands your attention.

Don't see it if If you have prior experience with sexual assault this show may be triggering, but the subject is handled in a very professional manner.

32 Reviews | 0 Followers
98
Must see, Great writing, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if One of the best pieces of acting I have seen. A well written, thought provoking play

Don't see it if An emotional story with unpleasant aspects

25 Reviews | 0 Followers
90
Intelligent, Great acting, Ambitious, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Amazing with a masterful performance from J.C

Don't see it if Check the trigger warnings before you go

Critic Reviews (9)

Time Out London
April 27th, 2022

[Jodie Comer's] personal triumph [is] somewhat mitigated by the fact that the play she’s chosen is pretty clunky. But for all Comer’s charisma, the text is stodgy, and the drama ponderous and lacking nuance.
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The London Evening Standard
April 28th, 2022

But 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.
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The Telegraph (UK)
April 27th, 2022

West End debuts don’t come much more astonishing than this solo tour de force by Jodie Comer...But in the face of Comer’s triumphant leap into the live acting arena, I was mainly left wanting to see her on stage more; she’s in her element, and can work wonders.
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The Guardian (UK)
April 27th, 2022

Jodie Comer’s West End stage debut is a baptism of fire by any standards...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.
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WhatsOnStage
April 27th, 2022

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.
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The Times (UK)
April 28th, 2022

If it’s a great case study rather than a great play exactly, the cumulative effect is still quite something. Comer brings it to life in a way that suggests she has it in her to be a true stage great.
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The Stage (UK)
April 28th, 2022

It becomes polemical towards the end, perhaps to its detriment. But it’s hard to argue with Comer’s performance, which is never less than captivating and impassioned.
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London Theatre
April 28th, 2022

If the play itself remains flawed, Comer should be nonetheless be commended for putting her star power behind Miller’s campaign...Besides, Comer herself makes this unmissable viewing. It's the unveiling of a serious, and seriously exciting, stage talent.
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