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 1-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
Winner of the 2018 Griffin Award
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Tuesday 28 May
Tuesday 18 June
Friday 17 May to Saturday 22 June 2019
Except Sunday 19 May, Sunday 26 May, Sunday 2 June, Sunday 9 June and Sunday 16 June
Saturday matinees 2pm.
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