Paines Plough and Tamasha

I Wanna Be Yours

By Zia Ahmed
+ support from Cecilia Knapp

October 30, 2019

Main House: Seated

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.


Support comes from Cecilia Knapp

Cecilia Knapp is a poet, playwright and performer. She has performed all over the UK and internationally. Commissions include the TATE, The Guardian and the BBC and she has been featured in Vogue as one of the UK's young poets to watch. She was shortlisted for the role of London Laureate in 2018 and longlisted for the 2019 Outspoken poetry prize. Her first show, Finding Home, was recently published by Burning Eye Books and toured the U.K. extensively. Her latest play, Losing The Night, is supported by The Arts Council and is in development with the Brighton Dome and The Roundhouse, where it recently premiered. She is working on her first novel and her debut poetry collection. She is currently poet in residence at Great Ormond Street hospital and tutors the Roundhouse Poetry Collective. She is an ambassador for the mental health charity C.A.L.M. 

Cecilia Knapp

Upcoming Performances


I Wanna Be Yours
Date & Time: Wed 30 Oct, 7.30pm
Tickets: £15.50 (£12 conc.)
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Age: 14+ (recommended)