Clutch

by Will Jackson
A Bush Theatre Production

I’ve been doing this for over twenty years and I’ve never had a student not pass first time. Tyler, do you trust me?’

Max is a retired cabbie who now prides himself on being the best driving instructor in Birmingham. Tyler is desperate to escape his suffocating hometown and start a new life in the big city.

As Tyler gets to grips with clutch control and the highway code, he and Max find themselves navigating the challenges of manhood and personal regrets. Within the confines of a Vauxhall Corsa, the pair strike up an unlikely friendship they both needed more than they ever knew.

This heart-warming story of acceptance is a new Bush Theatre commission written by Will Jackson (Yours Sincerely, Soho Theatre & UK Tour)….


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Charlie Kafflyn
Geoffrey Aymer
Geoffrey Aymer plays Max. His previous theatre credits include Jitney (Old Vic Theatre/Headlong/Leeds Playhouse); The Taxidermist’s Daughter (Chichester Festival Theatre); Sunset Boulevard (Royal Albert Hall); GHBoy (Charing Cross Theatre); Apollo 13:The Dark Side Of The Moon (Online Production); Two Trains Running (ETT UK tour); The Color Purple (Leicester Curve/Birmingham Hippodrome); Robin Hood And The Arrow Of Destiny (Theatre Peckham); The Plague (Arcola); Driving Miss Daisy (Frinton Summer Theatre/Canal Cafe Theatre); The Importance Of Being Earnest (Original Theatre UK tour); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Young Vic); To Kill A Mockingbird (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre/UK tour/Barbican); MacBeth and The Lightning Child (Shakespeare’s Globe); Neighbors (Nuffield Theatre, Southampton); Angel House (Eclipse UK tour); and The Big Life (West End). As a writer his theatre credits include The Wonderful (Theatre Peckham); Anansi and the Magic Mirror (Talawa Theatre); The Oddest Couple (Theatre Royal Stratford East). His television appearances include Mr Winner; Guerrilla; Eastenders; The A Force; and The Real McCoy. On film he has appeared in Sket and Rag Tag.

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