Creative Team

Written by Zia Ahmed
Directed by Anna Himali Howard
Sound Designer Kieran Lucas
Movement Director Jennifer Jackson
Stage Manager Carrie Hitchman


Assad Zaman (Haseeb)
Emily Scott (Ella)

Age guidance 14+

I Wanna Be Yours 

A Tamasha and Paines Plough production for the Rural Arts Create Tour
By Zia Ahmed
Directed by Anna Himali Howard

Ella is from Yorkshire. Haseeb is from London. They order a pizza. House red for Ella. Hot chocolate for Haseeb. 

"I think I'm falling in love with you."

 Meet in the middle. Meet the parents. Meet the friends. Meet the aunties. They say opposites attract, but can they stay together?

A tender, funny, lyrical play about finding love and holding onto it with everything you’ve got. I Wanna Be Yours is the debut play from slam poetry champion Zia Ahmed. 

Zia is from North West London. He is a London Laureate, having been shortlisted to be the Young Poet Laureate for London 2015/16. He is a former Roundhouse Poetry Slam champion.  

I Wanna Be Yours was developed with support from the Channel 4 Playwrights’ Scheme. 

In 2016 we partnered with Paines Plough on Come to Where I'm From London - which invited London playwrights to tell their stories, about the city that shaped them for the first time. We presented a series of events across the city representing North, South, East and West London including a hugely popular piece about Cricklewood from Zia Ahmed.



2018 Tour Dates 

Wed 18th April, 7:30pm
Stillington Village Hall  
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Fri 20th April, 7:30pm
The Milton Rooms (Malton)
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Sat 21st April, 7:30pm
Gilling East Village Hall
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