“This is not life. This is law.”

About

After a sold-out season at the Stables, Suzie Miller’s Griffin Award-winning tour de force makes its much-anticipated return to the Seymour Centre stage in 2021.

Prima Facie is an indictment of the Australian legal system’s failure to provide reliable pathways to justice for women in rape, sexual assault or harassment cases. It’s a work of fiction, but one that could have been ripped from the headlines of any paper, any day of the week, so common you could cry. Sheridan Harbridge stars as 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’s so ruthlessly cast over other women.

Turning Sydney’s courts of law into a different kind of stage, this taut, rapid-fire and gripping one-woman show by Suzie Miller (Sunset Strip) exposes the shortcomings of a patriarchal justice system where it’s her word against his. Maybe we need a new system.

Cast & Creatives

Director Lee Lewis
Designer Renée Mulder
Lighting Designer Trent Suidgeest
Composer & Sound Designer Paul Charlier
With Sheridan Harbridge

Performance Times

Venue
Reginald Theatre, Seymour Centre

Opening Night 23 June
Season 24 June – 10 July

Performance Times
Monday – Friday 7pm
Saturday 1pm & 7pm
Friday 25 June 11am (Schools Performance)

Latecomers
Please note, there is a complete lock-out on all performances and latecomers won’t be admitted, so make sure you give yourself plenty of time to get to the Seymour Centre, grab a drink, and get settled.

Pricing

Subscription Add On

Full $62
Senior, Preview $52
Concession $46
Under 35 $38
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