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“This is not life. This is law.”

After a sold-out season at the Stables, Suzie Miller’s Griffin Award-winning tour de force makes its much-anticipated return to the Seymour Centre stage in 2021.

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. 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, this taut, rapid-fire and gripping one-woman show by Suzie Miller (Sunset Strip) exposes the shortcomings of a patriarchal justice system where it’s her word against his. Maybe we need a new system.

Accessibility

Venue Access

PARKING
Access parking is located on Maze Cres within the University of Sydney and a short distance to the Seymour entrance.

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS
There is lift access to all levels of the centre and wheelchair seating is available in all venues. Patrons can stay in their wheelchair or transfer from their chair to a seat and we can reserve an adjacent seat for companions. If you require wheelchair seating, please advise Box Office when booking.

ACCESSIBLE TOILETS
Fully accessible toilets are located on the ground floor.

HEARING LOOPS
Hearing loops are available in the Everest and York Theatres, amplifying sound for specific areas of seating. If you require hearing loop access, please advise Box Office when booking.

COMPANION CARD
The Seymour is a Companion Card affiliate. We provide Companion Card holders with a second ticket for their chosen companion at no cost. Cardholders must present their card when booking and attending a performance.

Event type

Other accessible and inclusive event

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