“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, SparkPlugis 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, SparkPlugis 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