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I Wanna Be Yours

  • Venue: Bramall Rock Void
  • Duration: 1 hour 38 minutes (no interval)
  • Age Guidance: 11+
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    The play has themes of Islamophobia, systemic racism and White privilege. If you have any questions, please get in touch with our box office team.

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‘does anybody ever ask the elephant if they wanna be in the room?’ 

Ella and Haseeb are in love. She’s from Yorkshire. He’s from London. She’s an actor. He’s a poet. She likes red wine. He prefers hot chocolate. 

They’re just two ordinary people living ordinary lives. Until the elephant in the room starts to come between them. 

Award-winning slam poet Zia Ahmed’s funny, vibrant and tender love story explores the knotty intricacies of building a relationship across contemporary cultural divides.   

Through intimate fleeting moments, awkwardly comedic family encounters and achingly familiar arguments, this lyrical romance reveals how love is more than a game for two. 

Download the show programme here

Cast & Credits

Director Sameena Hussain / Writer Zia Ahmed / Set & Costume Designer Warda Abbasi / Lighting Designer Jane Lalljee / Assistant Director Kirsty Taylor / Sound Designer & Composer Eilon Morris / Casting Director Lucy Casson /

  • Cast Member Image
    Eva Scott
    as Ella
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    Usman Nawaz
    as Haseeb

Reviews

“ Eva Scott and Usman Nawaz’s endearing performances deliver tangible chemistry.”

- The Reviews Hub
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“ Convincing and poignant.”

- Fairy Powered
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“ Funny, warm-hearted and contemplative of our complex world, it’s certainly worth a trip.”

- Always Time for Theatre
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“ Vital revival of Zia Ahmed’s commentary on intercultural love.”

- The Stage
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Captioned Performance

Open captioning allows theatre goers with varying degrees of hearing to view the full text as it is spoken or sung, including sound effects and off stage noises. These appear on a scrolling screen, positioned on or at the side of the stage.

British Sign Language Interpreted

A signed performance is the usual full production using either the creative use of sign integrated into the performance or a British Sign Language Interpreter on stage interpreting the show for D/deaf attendees.

Audio Described

Audio Described performances are designed to improve the experience of visually impaired and blind attendees. As well as listening to the dialogue on stage the customer can wear a headset and listen to a live description of the action on stage.

Relaxed Performance

A relaxed performance is a specially selected show from our programme, with slight adaptations to make it suitable for an audience of young people or adults with learning disabilities. This may include extra lighting, additional wheelchair spaces and the freedom to move to alternative seating if required.

Dementia-Friendly Performance

Dementia friendly performances are for all audiences. The theatre experience is enhanced for people living with dementia and their supporters, with adaptations to front of house service, the show and pre-show information packs. Additional dementia-aware staff, quiet spaces, clear signage and visual markers, sound and lighting adjustments and flexible seating options all help to create a supportive, shared experience.

Sing Along

Singalong with the cast in this exclusive performance. Join in as loud as you like, fancy dress is optional but highly recommended.

Post Show Discussion

Parent & Baby Performance

A Parent and Baby performance enables parents to attend the theatre with their baby (under 12 months). We make small adaptations to the lighting and sound effects, including keeping the auditorium lights slightly raised. The seating is unallocated and there is a relaxed attitude to noise.

Socially Distanced

A guaranteed socially distanced performance provides seating with additional space between bubbles to allow appropriate social distancing.

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*A transaction fee of £2.50 will be applied to all phone and internet bookings.

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  • Captioned - Captioned
  • Signed - Signed
  • Audio Description - Audio Description
  • Relaxed Performance - Relaxed Performance
  • Dementia Friendly Performance - Dementia Friendly Performance
  • Post Show Discussion - Post Show Discussion
  • Sing Along - Sing Along
  • Socially Distanced - Socially Distanced
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Arts Council England Leeds City Council The Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation
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