Prima Facie is crowned at the WhatsOnStage AwardsMonday, February 13, 2023
Prima Facie, Suzie Miller's play exploring patriarchal power in the legal profession, was named Best New Play at the 23rd Annual WhatsOnStage Awards announced at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London last night (12 February 2023).
Miller's play, for a single female performer, was first staged in Sydney, Australia, in 2019, and had its European premiere at the Harold Pinter Theatre in the West End in April 2022, in production starring Jodie Comer. It was later screened nationally via NT Live.
Described as 'like a punch to the guts' (Telegraph), 'a play that roars' (Guardian) and 'an unforgettable moment of theatre' (Whatsonstage.com), the play has wowed audiences around the world, and is published by Nick Hern Books.
Jodie Comer also took the award for Best Performer in a Play at last night's awards, for her outstanding performance in Miller's play.
Best Play Revival went to Cock by Mike Bartlett, which is licensed by Nick Hern Books for amateur performance.