In September Carol Leeming FRSA, was appointed by Nikolai Foster at Curve for the production of Memoirs of An Asian Football Coach a play written by Douglas Irvine adapted from the memoir of Riza Khan, now a reformed member of the notorious Baby Squad Gang , Riaz is now a De Montfort University Lecturer in Leicester.
Carol’s role was to support the two leading actors, to deliver credible Leicester accents. Utilizing her skills as an actor herself and vocal coach, but also a full knowledge and understanding of the very unique Leicester dialect. Carol found the actors, enthusiastic and quick to learn, they absorbed much of what Carol was able to offer them. Carol found the whole process fun and enjoyable. The whole production was a resounding success, with rave reviews from audience members, many from first timers to the theatre and press alike. Carol’s successful work was affirmed when some of the ex members of the Baby Squad who came to see the show, vouched for the authenticity of the accents. Carol’s contribution was notable highlighted in a favourable review article of the show in the Leicester Mercury.