Cast announced for world premiere of Will Jackson’s Clutch at Bush Theatre

Casting has been announced for the world premiere of Will Jackson’s Clutch at Bush Theatre

Directed by Philip J Morris, the production opens on 19 September 2022 and runs until 8 October 2022.

The cast will feature Geoffrey Aymer (Jitney) and newcomer Charlie Kafflyn, who makes his professional debut.

‘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.

The new Bush Theatre commission has movement direction by Maggie Bain, script consultant – Ryan Avery-Long, set and costume design by Georgia Wilmot, sound design by Bella Kear, lighting design by Laura Howard, production manager – Ruth Burgon and casting completed by the Bush.

Deirdre O’Halloran, the Bush Theatre’s Literary Manager said: “Will Jackson started writing ‘Clutch’ whilst in our Emerging Writers Group, and the intimate setting of driving lessons, with all the intensity and stress that comes with it felt like such an exciting place for a drama to unfold!

“We love how the play explores masculinity and how much easier it is to talk when you’re both looking straight ahead. The intimacy and humour of the play made it perfect for our studio season.”

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