Can't Wait to Leave

Theatre (drama, new writing)

  • theSpace @ Surgeons Hall - Stephenson Theatre
  • 10:05
  • Aug 12
  • 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Stephen Leach
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains distressing or potentially triggering themes, Scenes of sexual violence, Strong language/swearing
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Signed Performance
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months


Meet Ryan. Nineteen (but young for his age). School drop-out (but smart). Turkey-sandwich enthusiast (365 days a year). Absolute stunner (no addendum). He's new in town, and all he wants to do is check out. The hard part is coming up with an exit plan. When the one person he thought he could rely on ups and leaves, Ryan finds himself adrift in a city he still hasn’t learned to like, looking for direction. Six months to kill, no money, no rules… surely this is the worst possible time to be alone?

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Signed Performance
  • Accessible entry: Via a door from street level and a lift.
  • Wheelchair access type: Temporary Ramp, Lift (Building Lift)

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

Signed performances

  • Dates: 10 August, 11 August
  • Interpreter: Ryan McLean - Stage Right
  • Type: BSL
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team to book your tickets and request any specific seating requests in relation to the location of the interpeter.

How and when to make an access booking

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  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Julie Phillips 49 days ago

Well performed show. Covered some difficult subjects very well. Thought provoking

Lewis 51 days ago

One of the best shows I saw this year. Well written and great acting. The show is effectively an hour long monologue but manages to keep the audience engaged throughout.

Agnes Joyce Wells 51 days ago

Well written one man play. Heavy on descriptive gay sex, but apart from that, the skill of the actor and his deft movements on a minimalistic stage overcomes the gritty material. You become immersed in the issues around this young man’s dilemma. Definitely one to see.

Dorie Nelson 52 days ago

Such a brilliant, gritty, hilarious show. Throughly enjoyed from start to finish.

Joe Janes 54 days ago

Yes, it's 10 AM, but grab a cup of coffee and make your way to see this show! See Ryan deal with being new and on his own in London while also trying to figure out who he is and what he wants. Engagingly performed, expertly crafted. Worth your time.

Caz 54 days ago

This was a tiny bit raw for first thing on a Sunday morning at 10:05 but once you get in to the swing of it you forget what’s going on and become entangled in Ryan’s adventure. Beautifully expressed and delivered. You can follow Ryan’s foot steps and “taste”those turkey sandwiches.

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Darkchat (4/5 stars) 40 days ago

If you have an interest in excellent writing and acting, this is the show for you. Recommended.

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UK Theatre Web (4/5 stars) 47 days ago

Fast, intense delivery powers us through his story (supported by a signer for the deaf).

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Broadway World (4/5 stars) 49 days ago

Can’t Wait To Leave is a thought-provoking analysis of finding the courage to start again.

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