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Cast photographed by Brett Walker,2022

Kingston Arts presents Melbourne Theatre Company's production, SLAP. BANG. KISS. this August at Shirley Burke Theatre.

SLAP. BANG. KISS.

by  Dan Giovannoni

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.

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 delivers a bold production for the Melbourne Theatre Company’s acclaimed Education and Families Program.

ARTISTS

By Dan Giovannoni

Director Katy Maudlin

REVIEWS

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.  

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

post event q&a

This event will feature a post-show Q&A with the artists.

CONTENT WARNING

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

ACCESS

Shirley Burke Theatre is wheelchair accessible and accessible toilets are available. For more information please visit: Venue Accessibility.

 

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

 

 

Date

Friday 16 August
1pm (Q&A at 2pm)
7pm (Q&A at 8pm)

Venue

Shirley Burke Theatre, Parkdale

64 Parkers Rd, Parkdale

Duration

60 minutes - performance
15 minutes Q&A

Seating

Allocated

Cost

Full $40 | Conc $28 | Group 4+ $28 | Students $28 | Booking Fee additional
Free teacher per 10 students

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