Prima Facie

Circa One, Circa Theatre, 1 Taranaki St, Waterfront, Wellington

24/06/2023 - 22/07/2023

Production Details

Written by Suzie Miller
Directed by Lyndee-Jane Rutherford

Presented by Kavanah Productions & BRAVE Theatre

Something has to change.

This June Circa Theatre in Wellington will open the play that meets the moment, the play that has the world talking, PRIMA FACIE by Suzie Miller, starring Mel Dodge (Miss Brontë) and directed by Lyndee-Jane Rutherford (Rants in the Dark). This must-see show has sold out throughout Australia, the West End, and is soon to land on Broadway. PRIMA FACIE has just been announced the winner of The Olivier award for BEST NEW PLAY 2023.

With staggering statistics around sexual assault in New Zealand, this play is vital and resonant. It gives us an insight into the way that sexual assault rips the carpet out from under you, and gives a voice to all those who find themselves unable to speak.

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 continues an urgent conversation for Aotearoa New Zealand.

PRIMA FACIE – something has to change. A must see for all, especially for our lawyers, politicians, counselors, psychologists, educators and advocators. We are in a time of change, PRIMA FACIE asks the questions that can inspire us to make it a time of growth.

Circa One, Circa Theatre, 1 Taranaki St, Wellinton waterfrony
Tues – Thurs 6.30pm,
Fri – Sat 8pm,
Sun 4pm

$30 – $55

Starring Mel Dodge
Produced by Yael Gezentsvey
Set and Costume design by Ian Harman
Lighting design by Marcus McShane
Projection by Rebekah De Roo
Technical Operator Niamh Campbell-Ward
Stage Manager, Fay Van Der Meulen

Theatre ,

100 min

Wellingon City Council
Aotearoa Gaming Trust
Creative NZ
Auckland City Council