Griffin Theatre Company

Prima Facie

Winner of the 2018 Griffin Award, Prima Facie by Suzie Miller 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, 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.

Directed by Lee Lewis
Starring Sheridan Harbridge

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

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

Event starts
Friday 17 May, 2019
Event Ends
Saturday 22 June, 2019
Venue
SBW Stables Theatre
Venue Address
10 Nimrod Street, Kings Cross
Location

New South Wales, Kings Cross

Website
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Category
Performances & Gigs