SLAP. BANG. KISS.

19 Apr — 30 Apr 2022

Southbank Theatre, The Lawler

Exploring themes of activism, community and hope, this bold new play from multi-award-winning playwright Dan Giovannoni tracks three young people whose stories transform them into global symbols of revolution.

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ABOUT THE SHOW

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 small-town Woolies, people rally around Darby and Daniel as the boys lock lips in an attempt to set the world record for the longest kiss.

Shortlisted for the 2021 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards, this new play is from multi-award-winning playwright Dan Giovannoni (Merciless Gods). SLAP. BANG. KISS. tracks three young people whose stories kickstart 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?

Exploring themes of activism, community and hope, director Katy Maudlin (Cybec Electric 2021) delivers a bold production of this MTC NEXT STAGE commission for the MTC’s acclaimed Families and Education Program.

 



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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.

This production of SLAP. BANG. KISS. was developed in 2019 and 2020 under the direction of Prue Clark and with the participation of Tahlee Fereday and Artemis Ioannides.

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair Accessible

  • Hearing Assistance

Artwork for Conor Leach

Conor Leach

Darby / As Cast

Artwork for Katy Maudlin

Katy Maudlin

Director

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