A PUNCHY and poetic exploration of family, race, identity and love takes to the stage at The Met.

It's Manchester in 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?

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.

Winning top reviews, the performance at The Met is part of a UK tour.

David Agnew, artistic director at The Met, said: "We’re delighted to bring Box Of Tricks back to The Met after we took their previous show, Chip Shop Chips, out to venues across Bury during our refurbishment.

"Our audiences loved that show, and with the fantastic reviews for SparkPlug’s national tour we’re looking forward to this powerful new play wowing theatre fans in Bury again."

The play is showing at The Met for two nights only ­— on Friday, April 5 and Saturday, April 6 at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £11 and for more information visit https://themet.org.uk/event/sparkplug/

The recommended age for the play is 14 and over.

Visit www.burytimes.co.uk for a flavour of the play.