I Wanna Be Yours


ISBN: 9781848429062
Author: By Zia Ahmed
Publication Date: 17/10/2019
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Extent: 104pp.
Availability: Available

SKU: BK2669 Categories: , Tag:

‘i think i’m falling in love with you’

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.

‘Urgently topical… the execution is exquisite’

‘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

‘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

‘Deliciously visceral writing’
The Stage

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