I Wanna Be Yours
Ella is from Yorkshire. Haseeb is from London. They order a pizza. House red for Ella. Hot chocolate for Haseeb.
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.
Zia Ahmed's I Wanna Be Yours is a tender, funny, lyrical debut play about finding love and holding onto it with everything you've got.
It premiered on tour of the UK in 2019, in a co-production between Paines Plough and Tamasha, including a run at the Bush Theatre, London.
"A tender romantic comedy incorporating remarkable insights into multicultural Britain. .. an eye-opening delight. "- The Reviews Hub
"Ahmed has beautifully taken what we know [the rom-com] and used it to explore a far more complex and searing relationship than I have seen onstage in a long time. .. nothing short of spectacular. .. both challenging and cosy at once. "- A Younger Theatre
"Urgently topical. .. the execution is exquisite. "- Guardian
"A lyrical journey of connection through inner conflict. .. a delicious mix of humour, heartbreak and political activism. "- Broadway World