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(2019)

Issue Details: First known date: 2019... 2019 Prima Facie
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'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.'

Source: Griffin Theatre Company.

Production Details

  • Produced by Griffin Theatre Company, 17 May to 22 June 2019.

    Director: Lee Lewis.

    Designer: Renée Mulder.

    Sound Designer & Composer: Paul Charlier.

    Cast: Kate Mulvany.


    2019 Griffin production also presented at the Playhouse, Canberra Theatre Centre, 26 - 29 June 2019.


    Revived by Griffin Theatre Company at the Stables, 2-12 September 2020.

    Director: Lee Lewis.

    Designer: Renée Mulder.

    Lighting Designer: Trent Suidgeest.

    Composer/Sound Designer: Paul Charlier.

    Cast: Sheridan Harbridge.


    Griffin Theatre Company production also planned for production by Malthouse Theatre (16 September - 4 October 2020), Queensland Theatre Company (Bille Brown Theatre, 8-31 October 2020), and HotHouse Theatre (3-7 November 2020).

    Director: Lee Lewis.

    Designer: Renée Mulder.

    Lighting Designer: Trent Suidgeest.

    Composer/Sound Designer: Paul Charlier.

    Cast: Sheridan Harbridge.

    Queensland Theatre Company production postponed, but not initially cancelled, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Initial plans were made to include it, Triple X, and The Holidays, in a 'mini-season' from October 2020.

    Malthouse Theatre production cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    HotHouse Theatre production originally scheduled to continue as planned for November 2020. The production was later postoned.


    Presented by Queensland Theatre Company at the Bille Brown Theatre (as a Griffin Theatre Company production), 14 July - 14 August 2021.

    Director: Lee Lewis.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 2019
    • Strawberry Hills, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Currency Press , 2019 .
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      Extent: 118p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 17 May 2019.
      ISBN: 9781760622688
    • Strawberry Hills, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Currency Press , 2021 .
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      Extent: 112p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 22nd January 2021.
      ISBN: 9781760623326
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