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Followed by a post show chat
29 Mar Theatre

Tickets: £12.50, £11.50 concessions

"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.

Finalist for Alfred Fagon Award Best New Play 2017.


I highly recommend this new play by David Judge. It was shortlisted for the Alfred Fagon Award 2017 and is a look back to the 80s combined with an exploration about what brings and keeps us together.
Sophie Fullerlove, Director

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