Creative and Technical Team

 

Written by ZIA AHMED

Director ANNA HIMALI HOWARD

Designer MYDD PHARO

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

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 October 2019
Canada Water Theatre
London, SE16 7AR
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21 October
Studio 3 Arts, Barking

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
Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis

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
Trestle Arts Centre, St Albans

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
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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