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Leave to Remain Tickets

Leave to Remain Tickets

Leave to Remain Information

A remarkable story of a young gay couple suddenly faced with an uncertain future, told through a blend of music, drama and movement. Leave to Remain explores the effects of one couple’s marriage, and what happens when it begins to fracture both their families.

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Booking from

January 25th, 2019

Booking until

February 16th, 2019


Lyric Hammersmith

Cast and creative

By: Matt Jones and Kele Okereke
Director: Robby Graham
Design: Rebecca Brower
Lighting: Anna Watson
Sound: Mike Thacker for Orbital
Cast List: Aretha Ayeh, Rakie Ayola, Sandy Batchelor, Arun Blair-Mangat, Billy Cullum, Martin Fisher, Tyrone Huntley, Cornell S John and Johanne Murdock

Our review

First things first, relax: despite the title, Leave to Remain has nothing to do with Brexit. Instead, it is a fascinating new musical about the individual struggles of a gay couple looking to marry for more reasons than just love. It marks the musical theatre debut for established Bloc Party songwriter Kele Okereke, who brings his fresh sound to the stage. American Alex and Londoner Obi have been together for ten months, but reach an impasse when Alex's firm are relocated to Abu Dhabi (no...

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