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SLAP. BANG. KISS

Fri 20 Sep

PRESENTED BY LAYCOCK STREET COMMUNITY THEATRE, PRODUCED BY 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, Tomáš kantor and Tsungirai Wachenuka for the Melbourne Theatre Company’s acclaimed Education and Families Program.

– Show duration: 1 hr (+ 15 mins Q&A at 1pm performance)
– Age recommendation: PG 14+

EDUCATION RESOURCES
Delivered for Melbourne Theatre Company’s acclaimed Education & Families Program, SLAP. BANG. KISS. is relevant to the ACARA curriculum for both Drama and English, and is complemented by a suite of free resources exploring the context, characters and production, plus pre and post-show classroom activities.  Please visit Education Hub | Melbourne Theatre Company (mtc.com.au)

This production contains coarse language, references to gun violence and homophobia, theatrical haze effects and dynamic sound.

Event Details

VENUE
Laycock Street Community Theatre
Start Date: Fri 20 September , 2024
Time: 1pm | 7pm
TICKETS
Tickets $42 | Concession $35 | School Group $25

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