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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 and best friend of a mixed-race child. This lyrical and energetic monologue from Manchester-based dual heritage writer David Judge examines what family means today.

Inspired by autobiographical events SparkPlug is unflinching in its portrayal of real situations as it explores racism, violence and masculinity.

SparkPlug was a finalist for the Alfred Fagon Award for Best New Play 2017 and has been featured as one of the BBC’s theatre shows you won’t want to miss in 2019.

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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