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

- Broadway World

"A tender romantic comedy incorporating remarkable insights into multicultural Britain... an eye-opening delight."

- The Reviews Hub

"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