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SparkPlug
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SparkPlug

A punchy and poetic exploration of family, race, identity and love.

“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 of the Year 2017.

SparkPlug