Zia Ahmed’s deceptively light but deeply felt love story considers the way that love is subject to outside pressures and always mediated by cultural and social difference. When Hasseb and Ella get together they fall in love quickly but race, religion and class are an elephant in the room. Emily Stott and Ragevan Vasan give lovely and playful performances as the lovers trying to navigate a relationship as both family and the rest of the world look on and judge.
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 Zia Ahmed. The show is fully BSL integrated. I Wanna Be Yours was developed with support from the Channel 4 Playwrights’ Scheme.