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Prima Facie

By Suzie Miller

Directed by Lyndee-Jane Rutherford
Starring Mel Dodge
Presented by Kavanah Productions & BRAVE Theatre

Original Music by Briar Prastiti





‘Something has to change’: Standing ovation for Prima Facie at Circa –  The Post (26 June 2023)

‘Go and see this play. Go and see this play. Go and see this play…’ – Simon Sweetman (25 June 2023)

“A powerful, razorsharp production of Miller’s smash hit play Prima Facie is currently selling out at Circa Theatre.” Mark Amery, The Post

Something has to change. 

Tessa is a criminal defence lawyer at the top of her game and loving it: defending, cross-examining, and playing the rules of the law to win. But when the tables turn she finds herself at the mercy of the very system that she has dedicated her life to. Shadows of doubt are illuminated, making us question, who is our legal system serving?

Turning our courts of law into a different kind of stage, this sharp, witty and gripping one-woman show written by Suzie Miller has sold out throughout Australia, the West End, and is soon to land on Broadway. This phenomenal production starring Mel Dodge (Miss Brontë) and directed by Lyndee-Jane Rutherford (Rants in the Dark) continues an urgent conversation for Aotearoa New Zealand.

Audience Care: This show includes themes of sexual assault. Recommended for audiences 12+

Prima Facie was first produced by Griffin Theatre Company in May 2019 at the SBW Stables Theatre

Winner of The Olivier Award for BEST NEW PLAY 2023

“This play is the reason you go to the theatre”
— Courier Mail

“An urgent and compelling work… run, don’t walk” ★★★★★
— Time Out

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