SparkPlug

The McCarthyTheatre
The Guardian

“He’s got two Dads, my lad. One’s black. That makes him black. I suppose.”

Credits:

Director: Hannah Tyrrell-Pinder
Designer: Katie Scott
Associate Producer: Max Emmerson
TSM: Adam Steed
Production Manager: Liam M Whittaker
Sound: Chris James
Lighting: Richard Owen
Assistant Director: Hannah Calascione

Price: From £10

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8 April - 9 April 2019
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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.


“Box of Tricks know how to pick their writers” 
What's On Stage

★★★★
“Thrillingly theatrical” 
The Guardian (Tyrrell-Pinder's production of NARVIK)

Finalist for Alfred Fagon Award Best New Play 2017


New Tricks development supported by Unity Theatre Liverpool through their Out of Space: Play Space programme.

dates

Monday 8 April 2019, 7.45pm

Tuesday 9 April 2019, 7.45pm

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Whitby-Scarborough-Filey Borough of Scarborough