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Box of Tricks presents


Thu 04 Apr, 8:00pm at Copper Auditorium

Tickets: £12 (£10 concessions) , approx running time: 70mins

A new play by David Judge

“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.

★ ★ ★ ★
Thrillingly theatrical” The Guardian (on NARVIK)

★ ★ ★ ★
A mighty miniature” The Times (on PLASTIC FIGURINES)

Finalist for Alfred Fagon Award

Best New Play of the Year 2017

David Judge
Creative Team
Playwright: David Judge
Director: Hannah Tyrrell-Pinder
Designer: Katie Scott
Sound Designer: Chris James
Lighting Designer: Richard Owen
Associate Producer: Max Emmerson
Production Manager: Liam M Whittaker