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Prima Facie

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Prima Facie

01 Jul - 21 Jul

Heath Ledger Theatre

When a shocking turn of events shifts her to the other side of the witness stand, defence barrister Tessa must confront the lines where the patriarchal power of the law, burden of proof, and morals diverge.

  • “Timely and timeless”

    Evening Standard

Prima Facie

2023 OLIVIER AWARD WINNER FOR BEST NEW PLAY.

After taking the West End and Broadway by storm, this electrifying show comes to Perth in this brand-new production directed by Kate Champion and starring rising Australian actor, Sophia Forrest.

Tessa is a brilliant defence barrister addicted to winning.

From working-class origins to the top of her game, Tessa will relentlessly prod, probe and cross-examine to bring the shadows of doubt in favour of her clients.

When a shocking turn of events shifts her to the other side of the witness stand, she has to confront the lines where the patriarchal power of the law, burden of proof, and morals diverge.

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

Our season of Prima Facie is supported by Clayton Utz

SAVER PERFORMANCES (Tue/Wed evenings & Wed/Sat Matinees)

  • Premium
    • $100.00 - $119.00 Adult
  • A Reserve
    • $90.00 - $109.00 Adult
    • $80.00 - $99.00 Concession
    • $45.00 Student
  • B Reserve
    • $79.00 - $99.00 Adult
    • $69.00 - $89.00 Concession
    • $45.00 Student
  • C Reserve
    • $35.00 Adult

STANDARD PERFORMANCES (Thu/Fri/Sat evenings & Sundays)

  • Premium
    • $119.00 - $139.00 Adult
  • A Reserve
    • $99.00 - $119.00 Adult
    • $90.00 - $109.00 Concession
    • $45.00 - $50.00 Student
  • B Reserve
    • $85.00 - $105.00 Adult
    • $75.00 - $95.00 Concession
    • $45.00 - $50.00 Student
  • C Reserve
    • $35.00 Adult

PREVIEW PERFORMANCES

  • A Reserve
    • $75.00 Adult
    • $70.00 Concession
    • $40.00 Student
  • B Reserve
    • $65.00 Adult
    • $60.00 Concession
    • $40.00 Student
  • C Reserve
    • $35.00 Adult

Black Swan understands that the content of this show may be disturbing for some viewers. Support resources can be found here.

Please also see below some organisations for further support and education materials:

1800RESPECT: https://www.1800respect.org.au...

Consent Can't Wait: https://www.consent.gov.au/

Centre for Women's Safety and Wellbeing: https://cwsw.org.au/directory/

WA is one of the only jurisdictions in Australia that does not acknowledge how high levels of intoxication affect the ability to consent to sexual activities. WA Consent is currently advocating for an amendment to Western Australia's intoxication and consent laws, learn more and sign the petition here: https://www.waconsent.com/

Dates

01 Jul - 21 Jul

Venue

Heath Ledger Theatre

Pricing

Tickets between $30.00 - $139.00

Duration

1 hour 40 minutes (no interval)

Content Warning

Strong themes of sexual assault, coarse language, use of haze and smoke effects.

For additional content warnings, please click here.

Wheelchair accessible venue

Auslan signed performance

Use the calendar below to view the dates of accessibility services available for this production. Further access information and seat guides can be found via the Accessibility Page.

Schedule

Key

Selling Fast

Performance Type

Accessible Shows

Audio description and tactile tour

Auslan signed performance

Captioned

Key

Selling Fast

July

Accessible Shows

Audio description and tactile tour

Auslan signed performance

Captioned

Media

Artists

Sophia Forrest

Sophia Forrest

Cast

Holly Easterbrook

Holly Easterbrook

Understudy

Suzie Miller

Suzie Miller

Writer

Kate Champion

Kate Champion

Director

Bruce McKinven

Bruce McKinven

Set Designer

Andy Cross

Andy Cross

Set Realiser

Lynn Ferguson

Lynn Ferguson

Costume Designer

Peter Young

Peter Young

Lighting Designer

Melanie Robinson

Melanie Robinson

Composer & Sound Designer

Jessica Russell

Jessica Russell

Audio Visual Designer

Jean Goodwin

Jean Goodwin

Voice Coach

Liam Murray

Liam Murray

Stage Manager

Hayley Neil

Hayley Neil

Assistant Stage Manager

Shannen Moulton

Shannen Moulton

Rehearsal Assistant Stage Manager

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