7 — 23 May 2020

Southbank Theatre, The Lawler

Dan Giovannoni explores themes of activism, community and hope in SLAP. BANG. KISS., a rollercoaster contemporary performance directed by Prue Clark that unravels what it means to ‘go viral’ and asks, can young people really change the world?

SLAP. BANG. KISS. is on the 2020 VCE Drama Unit 3 Playlist and school bookings are now open. See below for performance times and booking information.

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SLAP. A video of 16-year-old Immi hitting a security officer goes viral. BANG. Sofia’s impassioned speech for the victims of a school shooting makes international news. KISS. In the car park of a Wangaratta Woolies, people rally around Darby and Daniel as the boys lock lips in an attempt to set the world record for the longest kiss.

Can young people really change the world? Multi-award-winning playwright and MTC Writer in Residence Dan Giovannoni knows they can. In SLAP. BANG. KISS. he tracks three young people whose stories kick-start a series of events none of them could have anticipated, transforming them into global symbols of revolution. But when their stories go viral and the whole world is watching, what will they do next?

Director Prue Clark (The Violent Outburst That Drew Me To You) delivers a bold production exploring themes of activism, community and hope for MTC’s acclaimed Families and Education Program. Limited performances are available to Subscribers for exclusive early bookings.



SLAP. BANG. KISS. was commissioned through MTC’s NEXT STAGE Writers’ Program with the support of our Playwrights Giving Circle Donors, The Ian Potter Foundation, Naomi Milgrom Foundation, The Myer Foundation, Malcolm Robertson Foundation and The University of Melbourne.


School Bookings

SLAP. BANG. KISS. is on the 2020 VCE Drama Unit 3 Playlist. To make a school group booking, email or call (03) 8688 0963.

Performance Schedule

Thursday 7 May 10.30am
Friday 8 May 10.30am and 7pm
Saturday 9 May 7pm
Monday 11 May 1.30pm (Pre-show Talk available at 11.30am)
Tuesday 12 May 1.30pm and 7pm
Wednesday 13 May 1.30pm (Pre-show Talk available at 11.30am)
Thursday 14 May 1.30pm and 7pm
Friday 15 May 10.30am
Saturday 16 May 7pm
Monday 18 May 1.30pm (Pre-show Talk available at 11.30am)
Tuesday 19 May 10.30am
Wednesday 20 May 1.30pm and 7pm
Thursday 21 May 1.30pm
Friday 22 May 1.30pm and 7pm
Saturday 23 May 7pm

On Tour

SLAP. BANG. KISS. tours to regional and outer-metro Victoria and Tasmania 26 May - 19 June. For more information, click here


  • Wheelchair Accessible

  • Hearing Assistance

Tahlee Fereday

Tahlee Fereday

Immi / as cast

Artwork for Artemis Ioannides

Artemis Ioannides

Sofia / as cast

Artwork for Conor Leach

Conor Leach

Darby / Aiden / as cast

Prue Clark

Prue Clark


Artwork for Kate Davis

Kate Davis

Set & Costume Designer

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Amelia Lever-Davidson

Lighting Designer

Artwork for Ian Moorhead

Ian Moorhead

Composer & Sound Designer

The Lawler

140 Southbank Boulevard

Southbank, Victoria 3006