Prima Facie

Concert or Performance

26 Jun 2019 to 29 Jun 2019

One of our country’s greatest actors, Kate Mulvany, stars as Tessa—a criminal lawyer 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 she’s 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.

Facilities

Bar Carpark Disabled access available Public Toilet

Event Times

26 Jun 2019 to 29 Jun 2019

Once Only Event

Venue

Canberra Theatre Centre

London Circuit, Canberra, 2601

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