“This is not life. This is law.”

About

One of our country’s greatest actors, Kate Mulvany, 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.

Winner of the 2018 Griffin Award, 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.

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

Maybe we need a new system.

This production has been made possible by the generous support of The Girgensohn Foundation

Cast & Creatives

Director Lee Lewis
Designer Renée Mulder
Sound Designer & Composer Paul Charlier
Lighting Designer Trent Suidgeest
With Kate Mulvany

Performance Times

Preview 17 – 21 May
Opening Nights
22 & 23 May
Season
24 May – 22 June

Performance Times
Monday – Friday 7pm
Saturday 2pm & 7pm
Wednesday 19 June 2pm & 7pm

Meet the Artists
Tuesday 28 May

Captioned Performance
Tuesday 18 June

Pricing

Subscription

5 Play 4 Play 3 Play
Full $255 Full $216 Full $168
Concession, Preview $205 Concession, Preview $172 Concession, Preview $138
Under 35 $170 Under 35 $140 Under 35 $108
5 Play 
Full $255
Concession, Preview $205
Under 35 $170
4 Play 
Full $216
Concession, Preview $172
Under 35 $140
3 Play
Full $168
Concession, Preview $138
Under 35 $108

 

Single Tickets

Full $62
Concession / Preview / Groups 8+ $52
Under 35 $38
Monday Rush $20

 

Single tickets on sale Monday 3 December 2018
Transaction fees of $4 for online bookings and $6 for phone bookings apply

 

Video

Lee Lewis on Prima Facie

Supported by

The Girgensohn Foundation

Griffin’s Production Partner Program

Sponsors & Partners