Tamasha & Paines Plough present ‘I Wanna Be Yours’


Tamasha and Paines Plough production present ‘I Wanna Be Yours’ by Zia Ahmed for the Rural Arts Create Tour.  Directed by Anna Himali Howard, it is a tender, funny, lyrical play about finding love and holding onto it with everything you’ve got. Zia Ahmed 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.


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.”

Meet in the middle. Meet the parents. Meet the friends. Meet the aunties. They say opposites attract, but can they stay together?

‘I Wanna Be Yours’ Tour Dates 2018

Wed 17th April 2018
Norton College

Fri 20th April 2018
The Milton Rooms (Malton)

Sat 21st April 2018
Gilling East Village Hall

About Tamasha

Tamasha is a diverse cohort of bold theatre makers.

We foreground emerging and established artists from culturally diverse backgrounds by producing and touring the best new plays, nurturing and training artists and young people through Tamasha Developing Artists and enabling theatre makers to engage creatively with communities and audiences.

Successes like East is East, Snookered, Blood and Made in India have won acclaim from critics and audiences alike. 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. Visit www.tamasha.org.uk

About Paines Plough

Paines Plough is the UK’s national theatre of new plays. The company commissions and produces the best playwrights and tours their plays far and wide. Whether you’re in Liverpool or Lyme Regis, Scarborough or Southampton, a Paines Plough show is coming to a theatre near you soon.

Paines Plough was formed in 1974 over a pint of Paines bitter in the Plough pub. Since then they’ve produced more than 130 new productions by world renowned playwrights like Stephen Jeffreys, Abi Morgan, Sarah Kane, Mark Ravenhill, Dennis Kelly and Mike Bartlett. Visit www.painesplough.com


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