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Prima Facie: Film screening with playwright Suzie Miller.

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Wednesday 17th April 2024

Seminar | 4:45 PM-8:00 PM

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An unexpected event forces a criminal barrister to confront the lines where the patriarchal power of the law, burden of proof and morals diverge.

Don’t miss this special screening of the National Theatre UK’s production of Suzie Miller’s electrifying play. Renowned actor, Jodie Comer, gives a riveting one-woman performance as a rising young criminal defence barrister whose view of the justice system is shattered after she is sexually assaulted.   

This internationally award-winning play is mandatory viewing for newly appointed High Court judges in Northern Ireland. The thought provoking performance offers a fresh perspective on power and insight into the experience of sexual assault victims and the court process.

Suzie Miller will join judicial officers for a discussion after the screening.  

If you would like to bring along a partner, friend, or family member to this event please email education@judicialcollege.vic.edu.au with your guest's name.

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Suzie Miller
Suzie Miller is a contemporary international novelist, playwright, librettist and screenwriter drawn to complex human stories. Her work has been produced around the world, winning multiple prestigious awards including the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play 2023 for her smash hit one-woman play Prima Facie, which had a sold-out season on London's West End and opened on Broadway in New York in 2023. Miller is educated in science and law, with a doctorate in drama and mathematics. She practised human rights and children’s rights law before writing full time and has worked with organisations such as the Aboriginal Legal Service, Legal Aid Children’s Court and the Shopfront Legal Service. She is the Co-Founder of Australian Lawyers for Human Rights.  Her first novel, Prima Facie, was published by Pan Macmillan in Australia in 2023 and will be published in the UK and US this year. She is currently developing major projects in theatre, literature, and screen.