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Crewe Lyceum Theatre

Thursday 28 March, 7:30 PM

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“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.

Based on real events, I hope to tell this story with a rhythm and theatricality that will fill the audience with hope, love and more of an understanding of the ever-changing society around us. - Playwright David Judge

Appearing on the BBC’s New Talent Hotlist 2017, David Judge is a fearless new voice whose debut play skipping rope – written on Box of Tricks’ PlayBox programme – was a finalist for the Alfred Fagon Award 2015 and whose follow-up play, PanLid, was written on attachment with Talawa and the Royal Exchange and was performed as a work-in-progress at HOME’s PUSH Festival 2018. Commissioned through Box of Tricks’ New Tricks programme, SparkPlug was a finalist for the prestigious Alfred Fagon Award Best New Play of the Year Award 2017.

Standard: £13.50
Concessions: £11.50

Age restriction 14+

There are no booking fees on this performance. Delivery charges may still apply.

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