Box of Tricks Theatre Company - SparkPlug

Cinema Trailer

Theatrical trailer for a new play by David Judge. Produced by Box of Tricks Theatre Company

Finalist for Alfred Fagon Award Best New Play of the Year 2017

“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 is 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.

Shot in 4K using Sony FS7 Camera and Canon Cine Primes in 24, 35, 50 & 85mm.

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