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Curve to stage world premiere of immersive football drama

Riaz Khan, whose book has inspired the stage play at Curve.
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Curve is to stage the world premiere of Memoirs of an Asian Football Casual, based on the book by Riaz Khan.

The Leicester-based venue is staging the play from September 26 to October 6, with press night on October 3.

Associate artist Dougal Irvine has adapted Khan’s book and the play will be directed by artistic director Nikolai Foster.

Chief executive Chris Stafford and Foster said in a statement: “Leicester is renowned for its wonderful multi-culturalism and of course, its record-breaking football team. Riaz’s story offers a spirited and unique insight into a niche slice of Leicester life in the 1980s.

“Ultimately this is a coming of age story of redemption and acceptance. We’re looking forward to transporting our audiences to the streets of Leicester and the terraces of the iconic Filbert Street ground in this immersive and energetic Made at Curve drama.”

The play has set and costumes by Grace Smart, with sound design by Tasha Taylor Johnson.

The casting director is Kay Magson.

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