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.
Zia Ahmed has written one of the most exciting debut plays we’ve come across in years. In partnership with Tamasha, 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 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: 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