Leave to Remain was a brand new musical, directed by Robby Graham for the Lyric Hammersmith in 2019.

It is a modern love story with music by Bloc Party’s Kele Okereke .

Written by Matt Jones and Kele Okereke, Obi (Tyrone Huntley) and Alex (Billy Cullum) are a young gay couple leading busy London lives. When Alex’s visa comes into question, their relationship takes a turn. Marriage is an option, but the timing isn’t perfect, and it means confronting their families and their pasts. Told through a mix of music, movement and drama, Leave to Remain is a tender portrait of love in the face of an uncertain future, featuring original new songs by Bloc Party’s Kele Okereke performed by the cast.

Photo by Helen Maybanks