7 May — 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 part of MTC's Families and Education season and will tour Victoria and Tasmania from 25 May to 12 June. To learn more about MTC Education, click here

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SLAP. A video of 16-year-old Immi hitting a soldier during a military occupation 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. See the Performance



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.


  • Wheelchair Accessible

  • Hearing Assistance

Prue Clark

Prue Clark


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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