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 on Thursdays and Fridays, 6.30pm).
Al-Ghad (Tomorrow) Theatre
Next to Al-Balloon Theatre, Al-Agouza, Tel 02 3304 3187
Shamman, an experimental play based on the idea of the psychological self-treatment starring Ziad Abu-Moussa, Maye Roshdi, Shams Abdel-Nasser, Mary Guirgis, Mira Hamdi, Silvia Sami, music composed by Hany Abdel-Nasser, décor by Sobhi Abdel-Gawad, costumes designer Nehad Al-Sayed, written and directed by Said Suleiman
(Performances run daily except Mondays, 9pm).
Grand Nile Tower
Corniche Al-Nil, Garden City, Tel 16826
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
(Thursday 18 May, 11am).
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
(Friday 21, Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 April, 9.30pm).
Malak Opera Theatre
9 A Khalig Al-Khour St, Azbekiya district, Ramses, Tel 0122 3417152
Aashaa Aamal (A Business Dinner), a play revolves around a business dinner between a mogul businessman and one of the authoritative powers, however the meeting became a meeting with destiny. It casts Ashraf Farouk, Ahmed Magdi, Amal Abdallah, décor and costumes by Noha Nabil, lighting by Walid Darwish, written and directed by Ahmed Mahrous
(Performances run daily, 8pm).
Metropol (The Children’s National) Theatre
6 Halim St, the beginning of 26th July, Attaba, Downtown, Tel 02 2593 3334
Anta Fein Ya Qamar (Where are your Moon?), a play starring Adel Al-Koumi, Nagah Hassan, Aida Ghoneim shows by Sherif Radi, lyrics by Mohamed Al-Shaaer, music by Bassem Abdel-Aziz, décor and costumes by Ahmed Shawki, written by Hatem Azab, directed by Hassan Saad
(Performances run on Thursdays and Fridays, 7pm).
Maarouf St, Qasr A- Nile, Downtown, Tel 02 2574 5651
Al-Ashq Al-Masmouaa (The Overheard Love), a play tackles the issue of love and marriage in the present time with a comic approach, starring Ibrahim Said, Emy Yehia, Mahmoud Assaf, Michael Rafla and many more. Music by Islam Ashraf, executive director Mohamed Al-Henawi and directed by Mohamed Allam
(Performances run daily except Tuesdays, 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).
101 Qasr Al-Aini St, Tel 02 2795 2484/2794 3016
Qawaaid Al-Ashq Al-Arbaain (The Forty Rules of Adoration), a play starring Bahaa Tharwat, Fawziya, Ezzat Zein, Dina Ahmed, singer Amira Abu-Zeid, religious chanter Samir Azmi, together with the Arab Mawlawiya troupe among others, with dramaturgy by Rasha Abdel-Moneim, music composed by Mohamed Hosni, décor Mustafa Hamed, costumes by Maha Abdel-Rahman and Adel Hassan
(Performances run daily except Tuesdays, 8pm).
Attaba Square, next to the Metro Station, Tel 02 2593 7948/2592 0522
Salah Abdel-Sabour Hall
Kolena Laha (We are All in the Same Situation), a female theatre show revolves around the female current issues and restrictions imposed on her by the society, starring Samah Selim, Samar Allam, Kamal Attiya, singer Noha Queiss, lighting by Abu-Bakr Al-Sherif, costumes designed by Donia Al-Hawary, music by Hanadi Abdel-Khaleq, written and directed by Haydi Abdel-Khaleq
(Performances run daily, 7pm).
Zaki Tolimat Hall
Yaoum An Qatalu Al-Ghenaa (The Day They Killed Singing) a play on the struggle between two brothers in their journey of searching for the secret of existence and the secret of universe, starring Yasser Sadeq, Alaa Qouta, Hend Abdel-Halim, directed by Tamer Karam with décor by Mohamed Saad, and costumes designed by Marwa Mounir
(Performances run daily, 9pm and Wednesdays, 7pm).
Beram Al-Tunsi Theatre
Al-Gaish St, Al Azaritah, Qesm Bab Sharqi, Alexandria, Tel (03) 5929960/5913835
Doctorah Fi Al-Hob (A Doctorate in Love), a play starring Bouthaniya Rashwan, Emad Hamdi, Sobhi Khalil, Ahmed Al-Nomrousi, Dina Wassif, décor by Mohamed Hashem, music by Hassan Ish Ish, costumes designed by Noha Derag, directed by Maher Selim
(Performances run daily, 9pm).
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
BACC Small Hall
Jacket Pocket, a theatrical performance performed by Artistic Night Theatre Company, adapted and directed by Fathy El-Nakeeb and based on Khaled El-Sawy’s play The Ring
(Friday 21 April, 7pm).
BACC Main Hall, Small Theatre, the Plaza
Alexandria International Festival for Contemporary Theatre
(Sunday 23 to Friday 28 April).