Prima Facie

29 Feb ,
01 Mar ,
02 Mar

Clarence St Theatre



Something has to change


Tessa is a criminal defence lawyer at the top of her game and is 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 really serving?'

Winner of the 2023 Olivier Award for Best Play, this vital, witty, gripping one-woman show had a sell out season at Circa Theatre, Wellington. Starring Mel Dodge and directed by Lyndee-Jane Rutherford, Prima Facie is a phenomenal production that continues an urgent conversation for Aotearoa New Zealand.


Presented by Kavanah Productions & BRAVE Theatre


Winner: Best New Play 2023, Olivier Awards


Winner: Stage Award 2020, Australia Writers' Guild


Winner: Outstanding Theatre Writing 2020, David Williamson Award


Winner: Major Award 2020, Australia Writers' Guild


Winner: Griffin Award 2018, Griffin Theatre Award

*This show includes themes of sexual assault. Recommended for audiences 12+

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

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


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


Prima Facie qualifies for multi show discount.


Event times

29 February 2024

  • 7:15pm

01 March 2024

  • 8:45pm

02 March 2024

  • 5:15pm

Clarence St Theatre

59 Clarence Street

Hamilton 3240
New Zealand

Clarence St Theatre website external link

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