AMPAG, Queensland Theatre Queensland Theatre:Prima Facie

Prima Facie

Image Credits: Queensland Theatre

October 2020

Sat 10 

Queensland Theatre

Queensland Theatre

Bille Brown Theatre Queensland Theatre

Brisbane

 
 

For criminal lawyer Tessa, the law is a thrilling game that she loves to win, taking no prisoners. She has fought every step of the way for her position, and she’s the best there is. Her feelings have no place in her work - just the rules.

That’s why, even when she’s called upon to defend men accused of sexually assaulting women, she detaches her feminism and her compassion in the cut and thrust of the courtroom.

But when Tessa finds herself on the other side of the bar - as a victim - the system she thought she had mastered starts working against her.

Suzie Miller’s urgent, gripping one-woman show combines wry humour, raw emotion and an unforgettable character. In a post-#MeToo world, it’s a stinging rebuke to a flawed legal system, and a clarion call to change the rules.

A Griffin Theatre Company production