The Cairo Puppet Theatre
Next to the Al-Attaba Metro Station, Tel 02 2591 0954
Cinderella, a children play with décor and puppets designed by Naglaa Raafat, songs by Tarek Mandour, music composed by Sherif Nour, written by Ahmed Zaki and directed by Lotfy Al-Sayed
(Performances run every Thursday & Friday, 6.30pm).
Al Fann Theatre
22 Ramses St, Tel 02 2578 2444
Azeb Fi Shahr Al-Assal (A Bachelor in the Honeymoon), starring Intesar, Mounir Youssef, Rola Magdi, Paula, Nashwa Abdel-Rahman, written by Salah Metwali and directed by Galal Al-Sharkawi (Sunday 22 January, 10pm).
Grand Nile Tower
Corniche Al-Nil, Garden City, Tel 16826
The new season of Misr Theatre Company starring Ashraf Abdel-Baqi, Ali Rabiaa, Hamdi Al-Merghani, Mustafa Khater and Mohamed Anwar among others presents a number of new plays (Thursday 19, Friday 20 and Saturday 21 January, 8pm).
Abtal Baladna (Heroes of Our Country), a puppet show performed by Misr Theatre Puppets, that were made in the Czech Republic depicting all the characters of Misr Theatre Company and their voices presenting a play for children, décor by Mohamed Sami, costumes by Hala Zahwa, written by Egypt’s writing workshop, lyrics by Ayman Bahgat Qamar, music composed by Mohamed Mohie and directed by Ashraf Abdel-Baqi
(Wednesday 22, Thursday 23 (11am) and Friday 24 February, 3pm).
174 Al-Haram St, next to Al-Arish St, Giza, for information and reservation call 16826
Ahlan Ramadan (Welcome Ramadan), a comic play starring cinema and TV star Mohamed Ramadan, Rogina, Ahmed Fouad Selim, Shaimaa Seif, music by Amr Mustafa, choreography by Atef Awad, décor by Amr Abdallah, costumes by Marwa Aouda, written by Walid Youssef and directed by Khaled Galal
(Thursday 19, Friday 20 and Saturday 21 January, 9.30pm).
Malak Opera Theatre
9 A Khalig Al-Khour St, Azbekiya district, Tel 012 2341 7152
Ashaa Aamal (A Buisness Dinner), Khanaatouna (We Got Bored) and Al Mahwalgi (Performances run every Thursday, Friday and Sunday, 8.30pm).
Metropol (The Children’s National) Theatre
6 Halim St, the beginning of 26th July, Attaba, Downtown, Tel 02 2593 3334
Badr Albodor Wa Albeir Almashour (Badr Albodor and the Magical Well), a play produced by the National Theatre for Children, starring Azza Labib, Mai Al-Gheti, Hadi Barakat, décor by Philip Boulos, written by Seham Abdel-Salam and directed by Bassem Qenawi
(Performances run every Thursday and Friday, 7.30pm).
Maarouf St, Qasr A- Nile, Downtown, Tel 02 2574 5651
Bas Anta Mish Shamem (But You Aren’t Smelling), a play revolves around the social and cultural changes witnessed by the Egyptian society in the past 20 years. It casts Fathi Abdel-Wahab, Mohamed Adel, Rabab Tarek, written by Ahmed Diab and Ahmed Sobhy and directed by Abeer Lotfi
(Performances run daily except Tuesdays, 8.30pm).
Must Opera House
Al-Motamayez District, next to Dar Al Fouad Hospital, 6th of October City, Giza, Tel 01094444273/4/5/ 16828
The sixth season of Tiatro Misr Theatre Company featuring Bayoumi Fouad and Hala Fakher presents its two latest plays Ana Wa Hwa Wa Hwa (Me, He and He), and Shair Fi Kheir (Share in Good) (Thursday 19, Friday 20 and Saturday 21, 8pm).
The National Circus
27 Abdel-Khaleq Tharwat, Cairo, Tel 02 3347 0503
Offering a number of entertaining performances, including clowns, trained dogs, lions and horses
(Performances run daily except Wednesdays, 8pm).
Al-Qawmi (The National) Theatre
Al-Ataba Square, in front of Ataba Post Office, Cairo, Tel 02 2591 7783/1267/7561
“Egypt: The Confrontation” initiative that aims at facing terrorism through art presents for free a number of concerts and theatre shows among others Al Halal produced by Al-Taliaa Theatre Company, On the Name of History features actor Mahmoud Masaoud and Madih Al Mahaba (Praising Prophet Mohamed) starring actress Sawsan Badr produced by the National Theatre Company. The closing ceremony of the event that features 500 artists will take place at the National Theatre (Performances run from 2 to 20 January, 7pm, free entrance).
El Sawy Culturewheel
End of 26th of July St, under the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 8881/6178/2737 4448
The Big Pipe and The Colorful Butterflies, two marionettes shows performed by El Sakia Puppet Theatre (Friday 20 January, 5.30pm).
Sorry and Thank You and The Monkey and His Trainer, marionettes plays performed by El Sakia Puppet Theatre (Saturday 21January, 1pm).
Ezzaat Al Aghane (The Radio Station of Songs), a play performed by Al-Helm (The Dream) Theatre Company based on a book by writer Omar Taher
(Monday 23 January, 7pm).
Attaba Square, next to the Metro Station, Tel 02 2593 7948/2592 0522
Zaki Tolimat Hall
Wahed Tani (Someone Else), a play starring Ahmed Siyam, Amr Abdel-Aziz, Hani Saad, Hossam Hamdi, Inas Shiha, décor and costumes by Wael Abdallah, music by Mohamed Raouf, written by Mustafa Saad and directed by Shadi Sorour
(Performances run daily, 9pm).