Double Bill


Prima Facie

Written by Suzie Miller

Season Finished
Space Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre

Dates & Times

Tangent Talk

Subscriber Briefing


Opening Night
Audio Described
Post-show Q&A


Tessa is a gun. And at the top of her game.

A brilliant barrister who defends men charged with sexual assault, she is a gladiatorial master of emotions who can work a courtroom like no other.

But when the tables are turned, her words are called into question and her accusations are now in doubt. The legal system’s failure to provide a solid road to justice for women is exposed. And now it’s personal.

After gripping audiences all over Australia and recently, in the West End with Killing Eve’s Jodie Comer, South Australia gets its very own production. Fresh from his acclaimed version of Glengarry Glen Ross, David Mealor directs Caroline Craig (Underbelly and Eureka Day) in this heart-stopping one-woman tour de force.

“Miller’s play is one of passionate moral intelligence. Having practised both criminal and human rights law, Miller brings that considerable insight to bear in this gripping look at how women are routinely underserved by a legal system rooted in the concept of innocent until proven guilty.” Limelight

“This is an urgent and compelling work. Run, don’t walk.” Time Out

“A searing indictment of the law’s treatment of women.” Sydney Morning Herald

How great that a new Australian play that has been such a hit and resonated so deeply with audiences gets its South Australian reboot with a team of our finest makers and in Caroline Craig, an actress who has oft electrified Adelaide audiences. A nail-biting and potent tale that will leave an indelible mark on you. Mitchell

Show Information

Coarse language, haze, adult themes, including reference to and depiction of sexual violence and rape.

If you or anyone you know needs support, you can contact the National Sexual Assault, Domestic and Family Violence Counselling Service on 1800RESPECT (1800 737 732), Lifeline 131 114, or Beyond Blue 1300 224 636.

Please contact us for more information.

Approx 100 minutes with no interval (subject to change).

Creative Team

  • Director

    David Mealor
  • Set & Costume Designer

    Kathryn Sproul
  • Lighting Designer

    Nic Mollison
  • Composer

    Quincy Grant
  • Sound Designer

    Andrew Howard
  • Performer

    Caroline Craig

Dates & Times

Tangent Talk

Subscriber Briefing


Opening Night
Audio Described
Post-show Q&A


Restricted view seats have been released across remaining performances. These seats are available at a discounted price. Audience views from these seats are only restricted for a few scenes during the performance.

A limited number of seats are also available via Ticketek.


Single Ticket Prices

Adult $75.00
Concession $65.00
Restricted View $50.00
Under 30, Full Time Student $39.00

Bookings via State Theatre Company South Australia ticketing incur a $8.95 transaction fee.
Bookings via Ticketek incur an $9.25 transaction fee.
Visit the Ticket Price page for the full list of subscription and single ticket prices.


Access Performances

Audio Described Performances and Pre-Show Briefing
Saturday 6 May, 12pm (briefing), 1pm (performance) – click here to book

Audio Described Introductory Notes for Prima Facie:

Visit the Access page for more information on our Access Program.


Tangent Talk

Get the story behind the story with our Tangent Talk series at the State Library of South Australia. Before you see the show, join us for a drink and panel discussion.
20 March

Subscriber Briefing

2023 Subscribers are invited to join us for an exclusive Subscriber Briefing to learn more about the creation of the show.
19 April

Post Show Q&As

We hold Q&As with our artists and creative teams so that you can ask questions about the production.
9 May


Seating Plan

Click here to view the standard seating plan for the Space Theatre. For more detail, please contact our Ticketing team on 08 8415 5353.

Venue Access

This show will be performed at the Space Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre.

The recommended Dunstan Playhouse and Space Theatre drop off zone is at the northern end of the Riverbank Footbridge on War Memorial Drive (walk across the Footbridge to Dunstan Playhouse) or at the Intercontinental Hotel (walk north between the Intercontinental Hotel and Railway Station along the lane way to the Riverbank). There is also a drop off area and two accessible car spaces on lower Festival Drive, accessible from the west via Montefiore Road.

Getting to the Venue

Adelaide Festival Centre is easily accessible by public transport, including the tram (stop at Railway Station), trains, buses and a free bus service that operates on a loop throughout the city and North Adelaide with stops on the corner of King William Road and North Terrace.

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For information about parking near the Adelaide Festival Centre, please click here.