Take a seat for a National Theatre broadcast: Prima Facie at Courtyard Playhouse on August 26/27
Courtyard Playhouse Dubai, Dubai
26 August 2022, 12:00 AM
27 August 2022, 12:00 AM
Theatre fans shouldn't miss this chance to catch a screening of Prima Facie, director Justin Martin’s 2022 stage act from London’s West End. This fantastic production of Suzie Miller’s acclaimed play has had a sold-out run in the UK and will be making its Broadway debut in 2023.
See Emmy and BAFTA-winning actress Jodie Comer personify the role of Tessa.
Set in a law firm, Tessa has worked her way up from working class origins to be at the top of her game. She defends her clients effortlessly, lighting up any shadows of doubt in cases. However, this came at the cost of abandoning her morals. One of the most defining moments of the play is at the beginning when Tessa talks audiences through her tactics about how she has become an undefeated success. She notes that all good Barristers pay no attention to the victims in court, instead they narrowly focus on their defendant, regardless of the crime they have committed.
Whilst Tessa fills her courtrooms with the light of accomplishment, she has blacked out her own morals, meaning when she becomes the victim, audiences are left astonished.
Head to the Courtyard Playhouse from 26-27 August to watch this outstanding showcase that received rave reviews by publications like the The Telegraph and The Times. Seating is free, so it is advisable to reach early to avoid disappointment.