Presented by Box of Tricks
Written 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?
An 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 poetic, energetic one-man show that examines what family means in today’s society. Shortlisted for the Alfred Fagon Best New Play of the Year 2017.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'SparkPlug is a well-written, well-conceived and impressively executed new play...don’t miss it.' North West End
⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'A punchy, poetic and provocative play' Northern Soul
“A well-told, detailed story, all told in a warm-hearted and often very funny way… Compellingly performed… A lovingly crafted story that has been turned into a really interesting piece of theatre that is well worth seeing.” British Theatre Guide