SparkPlug - Birmingham Rep
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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



Beautifully told

The Guardian

A powerful and compelling piece

Northern Soul

Pure bliss…

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

The Stage

Company & Creatives


Playwright & Actor
Ticket Information

From £10

Aged 16-30?

Enjoy £5 tickets to this production with our free Preview Club membership, available on the following performances: 10, 11 April

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Further Information
Running Time Approximately 1 hour 10 minutes
Contains some strong language
Registered Office: Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2EP. Company No. 00295910
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