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Written by Zia Ahmed
Directed by Anna Himali Howard
 

 

I Wanna Be Yours 

Presented by Paines Plough and Tamasha in association with The Bush  

 

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."

People and playlists. Christmas and Eid. Travelcards and Megabuses. London to Leeds.

Love is more than just a game for two. Especially when there's an elephant in the room.

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.

 

 

2019/2020 Tour Dates 

 

16 - 19 Oct 2019
The Albany Canada Water Hub, Canada Water 
 

21 October
Studio 3 Arts, Barking
 

22 October
Luton Culture, Luton
 

24 October
Rosehill Theate, Whitehaven
 

25 October
Unity Theatre, Liverpool
 

28 October
Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis

 

29 October
Ventnor Exchange, Ventnor

 

30 October
The Old Market, Brighton
 

31 October
South Hill Park, Bracknell
 

1 November
Trestle Arts Centre, St Albans
 

2 November
The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, Havant
 

4 November
The Key Theatre, Peterborough
 

5 November
The Marlowe, Canterbury
 

6 November
Phoenix Theatre and Arts Centre
 

7 November
Trinity Theatre, Tunbridge Wells
 

8 November
Electric Theatre, Guildford
 

11 November 2019
Octagon Theatre
Bolton, BL1 1US
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12 November
Middlesbrough Theatre, Middlesbrough
 

13 November
The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury
 

14 November
Artrix, Bromsgrove
 

15 November
Derby Theatre, Derby
 

16 November
East Riding Theatre, Beverley
 

19 November
Cast, Doncaster
 

20 November
Norden Farm, Maidenhead
 

21 November
The Garage, Norwich
 

22 November
Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, Lincoln
 

23 November
The Edge, Manchester
 

26 November
The Continental, Preston
 

27 November
Arts Centre Washington, Washington
 

28 November
Selby Town Hall, Selby
 

29 November
Square Chapel, Halifax
 

30 November
The Maltings, Berwick-upon-Tweed

4 Dec 2019 - 18 Jan 2020 
Bush Theatre
London, W12 8LJ
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