Slap. Bang. Kiss.

Melbourne Theatre Company
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 supermarket, 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.
SLAP. BANG. KISS. 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?
Exploring themes of activism, community and hope, director Katy Maudlin delivers a bold production featuring Sarah Fitzgerald, Conor Leach and Tsungirai Wachenuka for the Melbourne Theatre Company’s acclaimed Education and Families Program.

★ ★ ★ ★
‘Snappily directed by Katy Maudlin the work races along in a gripping, always entertaining hour.’
Time Out Melbourne

‘…a crisp, tight sixty minutes of engrossing storytelling.’
Stage Whispers

‘Director Katy Maudlin expertly utilises her team to show students across the state what a benchmark VCE Drama performance could look like.’

Best Performance by a Theatre Company for VCE Drama
2022 Drama Victoria Awards