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I Wanna Be Yours

I Wanna Be Yours

By Zia Ahmed
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Paperback : 9781848429062, 104 pages, October 2019


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

"A lyrical journey of connection through inner conflict. .. a delicious mix of humour, heartbreak and political activism. "

- Broadway World

"Urgently topical. .. the execution is exquisite. "

- Guardian

"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