Middle Child Book Club

Through our Theatre Library we often hear people say they want to read more plays but don’t know where to start. Well, fear not, the Middle Child Book Club is here for all of your play-reading needs.

It’s a simple three-step programme:

1) Each month we’ll suggest a brilliant play to read

2) You borrow said brilliant play from our library, returning it in good time for others to read it too

3) You come along to the Book Club over a Friday lunchtime and say whatever you’d like about the play, remembering there are no wrong answers and that it’s not a test! Easy, right?

We started in August 2023 with Happy Meal by Tabby Lamb, followed by The Darkest Part of the Night by Zodwa Nyoni in September, Our Generation by Alecky Blythe in October and Red Pitch by Tyrell Williams in November.

Prima Facie by Suzie Miller

Prima Facie by Suzie Miller

Friday 14 June, 11.45am-1.15pm

Tessa is a young, brilliant barrister. She has worked her way up from working-class origins to the top of her game: defending, cross-examining and winning. But an unexpected event forces her to confront the patriarchal power of the law, where the burden of proof and morality diverge.

Prima Facie by Suzie Miller is an award-winning play for a solo actor, taking us deep into a world where emotion and integrity are in conflict with the rules of the game.

After several acclaimed productions in Australia the play received its European premiere at the Harold Pinter Theatre in London in 2022, starring Jodie Comer (Killing Eve).

Content notes: Sexual assault

Copies of Prima Facie are available to borrow from our Theatre Library in High Street, Hull. Please also RSVP using our online form, so we know to expect you on the day.


Book Club is usually on the first Friday of every month, alongside our Library Talks.

Who can take part

Anybody living and working in Hull at the time of each event.


Bond 31, 42-43 High Street, Hull, HU1 1PS