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.
Director Hannah Tyrrell-Pinder
Designer Katie Scott
Sound Designer Chris James
Lighting Designer Richard Owen
A powerful and compelling piece
A Younger Theatre
A rare example of concept, purpose and performance fusing successfully into one immersive production.
North West End
Box of Tricks know how to pick their writers
What’s On Stage
A theatre company to watch
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Contains some strong language