‘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