Tue 19 Mar - Wed 20 Mar
Running Time: 70 minutes (no interval)
Ticket Information: £10
Age Recommendations: 14+
Warning: Contains language that some may find offensive.
Producer: Box Of Tricks Theatre
Writer: David Judge
Directed by: Hannah Tyrrell-Pinder
Designed by: Katie Scott
Lighting Designed by: Richard Owen
Sound Designed by: Chris James
Performed by: David Judge
“He’s got two Dads, my lad. One’s black. That makes him black. I suppose.”
Manchester, 1983. Dave loves Rod Stewart, Joanne and his Ford Capri. He’s all set for a new start. Only Joanne’s about to have someone else’s baby. Is Dave ready to become a Dad even though he’s not the father?
A punchy and poetic exploration of family, race, identity and love, SparkPlug is the story of a white man who becomes the adoptive father, mother and best friend of a mixed-race child, David.
Inspired by autobiographical events and exploring the playwright’s background as an actor and spoken word artist, SparkPlug is a lyrical and energetic monologue that examines what family means in today’s society.
"Punchy, poetic and provocative." ★★★★ Northern Soul
"This play is outstanding from start to finish. You need to see it.” ★★★★★ A Younger Theatre
"Intensely moving and beautifully performed, SparkPlug is a play that rewards attention.” ★★★★ Reviews Hub