Creative and Technical Team

 

Written by ZIA AHMED

Director ANNA HIMALI HOWARD

Designer MYDD PHARO

Composition & Sound ANNA CLOCK

Lighting MARTHA GODFREY 

Movement JENNI JACKSON

Assistant Director JANISE SADIK

BSL Consultant RINKOO BARPAGA

Company Stage Manager ALICE LONGSON

 

Cast 

 

Haseeb RAGEVAN VASAN

Ella EMILY STOTT

BSL performer RACHAEL MERRY

 

Full cast & creative team bios

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. 

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2019/2020 Tour Dates 

 

16-19 October 2019
Canada Water Theatre
London, SE16 7AR
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21 October 2019
Studio 3 Arts, Barking
Barking, IG11 7JR
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22 October 2019
Luton Culture
Luton, LU1 2NG
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24 October 2019
Rosehill Theatre
Whitehaven, CA28 6SE
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25 October 2019
Unity Theatre
Liverpool, L1 9BG
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28 October 2019
Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis
Liverpool, L1 9BG
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29 October 2019
Ventnor Exchange
Ventnor, Isle of Wight, PO38 1SW
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30 October 2019
The Old Market
Brighton, BN3 1AS
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31 October 2019
South Hill Park
Bracknell, RG12 7PA
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1 November 2019
Trestle Arts Centre, St Albans
AL4 0JQ
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2 November 2019
The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre
Havant, PO9 1BS
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4 November 2019
The Key Theatre
Peterborough, PE1 1RX
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5 November 2019
The Marlowe
Canterbury, CT1 2AS
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6 November 2019
Phoenix Theatre and Arts Centre
Bordon, GU35 0LR
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7 November 2019
Trinity Theatre
Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1JP
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8 November 2019
Electric Theatre
Guildford, GU1 4SZ
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11 November 2019
Octagon Theatre
Bolton, BL1 1US
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12 November 2019
Middlesbrough Theatre
Middlesbrough, TS5 6SA
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13 November 2019
The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury
Oxfordshire, OX16 5QE
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14 November 2019
Artrix
Bromsgrove, B60 1GN
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15 November 2019
Derby Theatre
Derby, DE1 2NF
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16 November 2019
East Riding Theatre
Beverley, HU17 9BE
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19 November 2019
Cast
Doncaster, DN1 3BU
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20 November 2019
Norden Farm
Maidenhead, SL6 4PF
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21 November 2019
The Garage
Norwich, NR2 1NY
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22 November 2019
Lincoln Performing Arts Centre
Lincoln, LN6 7TS
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23 November 2019
The Edge
Manchester, M21 9JG
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26 November 2019
The Continental
Preston, PR1 8JP
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27 November 2019
Arts Centre Washington
Sunderland, SR6 0GL
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28 November 2019
Selby Town Hall
Selby, YO8 4AJ
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29 November 2019
Square Chapel
Halifax, HX1 1QJ
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30 November 2019
The Maltings
Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 1AJ
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4 Dec 2019 - 18 Jan 2020 
Bush Theatre
London, W12 8LJ
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