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Prima Facie

By Suzie Miller
Directed by Lee Lewis

#TimesUp Fearless Award Winner

A tour de force indictment of the legal system.

One woman stands centre stage: Tessa, a criminal lawyer at the top of her game, who knows the law permits no room for emotion.

To win, you just need to believe in the rules. And Tessa loves to win, even when defending clients accused of sexual assault. Her court-ordained duty trumps her feminism. But when she finds herself on the other side of the bar, Tessa is forced into the shadows of doubt she has so ruthlessly cast over other women.

Turning our courts of law into a different kind of stage, human rights lawyer-turned-playwright Suzie Miller’s taut, rapid-fire and gripping one-woman show exposes the shortcomings of a patriarchal justice system where it’s her word against his.

2021 Education Pack

  • Duration
    1 hr and 40 mins, no interval
  • Times
    Evenings: Mon & Tue 6.30pm, Wed – Sat 7.30pm
    Matinees: Wed 1pm, Sat 2pm
  • Accessibility
    Auslan Interpreted Mon 19 Jul, 6.30pm
    Audio Described Tue 3 Aug, 6.30pm
  • Play briefing

    Mon 12 Jul, 6pm

  • Night with the Artists

    Mon 19 Jul, 6.30pm

  • Duration
    1 hr and 40 mins, no interval
  • Times
    Evenings: Mon & Tue 6.30pm, Wed – Sat 7.30pm
    Matinees: Wed 1pm, Sat 2pm
  • Accessibility
    Auslan Interpreted Mon 19 Jul, 6.30pm
    Audio Described Tue 3 Aug, 6.30pm
  • Play briefing

    Mon 12 Jul, 6pm

  • Night with the Artists

    Mon 19 Jul, 6.30pm

Creatives

Writer Suzie Miller
Director
Lee Lewis
Designer
Renée Mulder
Lighting Designer
Trent Suidgeest
Composer and Sound Designer
Paul Charlier

Cast

Tessa Sheridan Harbridge

Our Partner

14 JUL – 7 AUG Bille Brown Theatre, Queensland Theatre
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