October 2019 — January 2020
I Wanna Be Yoursby Zia Ahmed, directed by Anna Himali Howard
Presented by Paines Plough and Tamasha in association with The Bush
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.
A tender, funny, lyrical play about finding love and holding onto it with everything you’ve got. I WANNA BE YOURS is the debut play from slam poetry champion Zia Ahmed.
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.
I WANNA BE YOURS was developed with support from the Channel 4 Playwrights’ Scheme.
In 2016 we partnered with Paines Plough on Come to Where I’m From London – which invited London playwrights to tell their stories, about the city that shaped them for the first time. We presented a series of events across the city representing North, South, East and West London including a hugely popular piece about Cricklewood from Zia Ahmed.
Creative and Technical Team
Writer Zia Ahmed
Director Anna Himala Howard
Designer Mydd Pharo
Composition & Sound Anna Clock
Lighting Martha Godfrey
Movement Jenni Jackson
Assistant Director Janise Sadik
BSL Consultant Rinkoo Barpaga
Company Stage Manager Alice Longson