I WANNA BE YOURS by ZIA AHMED

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. 

 

I WANNA BE YOURS is fully BSL integrated. 

 BSL

 

Age guidance: 12+ 

Running time: 80 minutes

 

Zia Ahmed has written one of the most exciting debut plays we’ve come across in years. We’re hitting the road on a national tour with the tender and lyrical love story I WANNA BE YOURS, a co-production with Tamasha, directed by our former Trainee Director Anna Himali Howard.

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. Zia was Paines Plough’s Channel 4 Playwright in Residence 2016/2017. In 2016 he was one of the commissioned writers for the London leg of Paines Plough’s ongoing COME TO WHERE I’M FROM series.

 

We’ll tour England as follows:

 

16 – 19 October: The Albany Canada Water Hub, Canada Water

 

21 October: Studio 3 Arts, Barking

 

22 October: Luton Culture, Luton

 

24 October: Rosehill Theatre, Whitehaven

 

25 October: Unity Theatre, Liverpool

 

28 October: Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis

 

29 October: Ventnor Exchange, Ventnor

 

30 October – The Old Market, Brighton

 

31 October – South Hill Park, Bracknell

 

01 November: Trestle Arts Centre, St Albans

 

02 November: The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, Havant

 

04 November: The Key Theatre, Peterborough

 

05 November: The Marlowe, Canterbury

 

06 November: Phoenix Theatre and Arts Centre, Bordon

 

07 November: Trinity Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

 

08 November: Electric Theatre, Guildford

 

11 November: Octagon Theatre, Bolton

 

12 November: Middlesbrough Town Hall, 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: Preston Continental

 

27 November: Arts Centre Washington

 

28 November: Selby Town Hall, Selby

 

29 November: Square Chapel, Halifax

 

30 November: The Maltings, Berwick-upon-Tweed

 

04 December - 18 January: Bush Theatre, London

Cast & Crew
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