Monday,20 August, 2018
Current issue | Issue 1360, (14 - 20 September 2017)
Monday,20 August, 2018
Issue 1360, (14 - 20 September 2017)

Ahram Weekly

The 24 Cairo International Festival for Contemporary and Experimental Theatre

The 24 Cairo International Festival for Contemporary and Experimental Theatre
The Day They Killed Singing

Al Balloon Theatre

Agouza, across the street from the Nile, by the 26 July Bridge, Tel 02 3347 1718

Wed 20 & Thurs 21, 8pm: Belasmia (Morocco).


Cairo Opera House

Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Tel 02 2737 0602/2736 0361, box office 02 2739 0132/0144

Main Hall

Tues 19, 8pm: The opening ceremony features The Three Sister show (Russia).

Artistic Creativity Centre

Thurs 21 & Fri 22, 6pm: Mayakovsky Top Secret (Russia).

Al-Hanager Arts Centre

Wed 20 & Thurs 21, 6pm: A Female’s Shadow (Jordan).  


Al-Ghad (Tomorrow) Theatre

Next to Balloon Theatre, Al-Agouza, Tel 02 3304 3187

Wed 20 & Thurs 21, 6pm: Shamman (Egypt).


Miami Theatre

Maarouf St, Qasr Al-Nile, Downtown, Tel 02 2574 5651

Wed 20 & Thurs 21, 10pm: The Ambassador (Egypt).


Taliaa Theatre

Attaba Square, next to the Metro Station, Tel 02 2593 7948/2592 0522

Zaki Tolimat Hall

Wed 20 & Thurs 21, 8pm: The Bridge (Egypt).





The Cairo Puppet Theatre

Next to the Al-Attaba Metro Station, Tel 02 2591 0954

Sahsah Lama Yangah (When Sahsah Succeed), a children play with décor and puppets designed by Amir Abdel-Massih, music composed by Mohamed Fawzi, poems by Salah Jahin and directed by Salah Al-Sakka 

(Performances run on Thursdays and Fridays, 6.30pm).


Falaki Theatre

American University in Cairo, Downtown Campus, 24 Falaki St, Downtown Cairo, Tel 012 88721446

The Danish Experience, is an hour and a half comic play performed by A Parallel World Theatre Company written and directed by Salah Ehab 

(Tuesday 19, Wednesday 20, Thursday 21, 8pm, Friday 22, Saturday 23 September, 7pm).


Al-Ghad (Tomorrow) Theatre

Next to Balloon Theatre, Al-Agouza, Tel 02 3304 3187

Helm Wa Kadab (A Fake Dream), a play revolves around how the strength of the human well can develop one’s personality. It casts among many others Ashraf Farouk, Mahmoud Al-Zayat, Samar, Naglaa Younis, Reham Hassan, written by Said Haggag and directed by Mohamed Diab

(Performances run daily, 9pm).


Grand Nile Tower

Corniche Al-Nil, Garden City, Tel 16826

The third season of Misr Theatre Company presents plays six, seven and eight casting Ashraf Abdel-Baqi, Ali Rabiaa, Hamdy Al-Merghany, Mustafa Khater, Dina among others  

(plays six and seven on Thursday 14 and Saturday 16 September and plays seven and eight on Thursday 21, Friday 22 and Saturday 23 September, 8pm).


Al-Gumhouriya Theatre

12 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Tel 02 2390 7707

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 directed by Adel Hassan

(Performances run daily from Thursday 7 till Wednesday 20 September, 8pm).


Al-Haram Theatre

174 Al-Haram St, next to Al-Arish St, Giza, for information and reservation call 16826

Ahlan Ramadan (Welcome Ramadan), an outstanding comedy that is considered a comeback to the plays’ production in the Egyptian private sector 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 15 September, 10pm).


Malak Opera Theatre

9 A Khalig Al-Khour St, Azbekiya district, Ramses, Tel 0122 3417152 

Abn Alaih (The Son of ….), an impressive youth musical produced by Malak Theatre Company, and is based on Charles Dickens’s novel Oliver Twist. It casts Nasser Shahin, the Voice Kids talents programme star Youssef Farag, Mohamed Yehia, Ahmed Nasser, Ahmed Hisham, Mariam Sami, dance shows choreographed by Mohamed Ashri, who is also the director of the play

(Performances run daily, 8.30pm).


Metropol (The Children’s National) Theatre

6 Halim St, the beginning of 26th July, Attaba, Downtown, Tel 02 2593 3334

Snow White, a play about the story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, starring Marwa Abdel-Monein, Mustafa Haggag, Sayed Gabr, costumes designed by Naaima Agami, décor by Hazem Shabl, directed by Mohsen Marzouq

(Performances run daily, 6.30pm).


Miami Theatre

Maarouf St, Qasr Al-Nile, Downtown, Tel 02 2574 5651

Mayteen Men Al-Dahk (Dying out of Laughter), a play starring Monia, Ashraf Farouk, Rasha Fouad and many more, written and directed by Fatema Bayoumi

(Performances run daily except Tuesdays, 7.30pm).

Al Asal Asal (Honey is Honey), a play starring Ola Ramy, Hassan Al-Arabi, Fatmah Mohamed Ali, written by Samir Al-Asfoury and directed by Emile Shawqi  

(Performances run daily except Tuesdays, 9.30pm).


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, 9.30pm).


Al-Qawmi (The National) Theatre

Al-Attaba Square, in front of Attaba Post Office, Cairo, Tel 02 2591 7783/1267/7561

Layla Min Alf Layla, a play starring Egyptian actor Yehia Al-Fakharani, Lotfi Labib, singer Mohamed Mohsen, written by Beram Al-Tonsi and directed by Mohsen Helmi.

(Performances run on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 9pm).


Al-Salam Theatre

101 Qasr Al-Aini St, Tel 02 2795 2484/2794 3016 

La Mascherata (The Fancy Dress Party), a play based on Alberto Moravia’s novel starring Mohamed Riyad, Leqaa Swedan, Ahmed Youssef, Khaled Mahmoud and Gihan Salama with music by Walid Al-Shahawi, choreography by Farouk Gaafar, poems by Farghali Al-Arabi, décor by Mohamed Hashem and costumes by Maha Abdel-Rahman. It is written by Saad Ardash and directed by Hisham Gomaa   

(Performances run daily except Tuesdays, 9pm).


El Sawy Culturewheel

End of 26th of July St, under the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 8881/6178/2737 4448

Wisdom Hall

Selsela Nos Alb (A Half Heart Necklace), a theatrical performance performed by Falsafa (Philosophy) Company known for combining the abstract to the psycho-realistic approach in their theatrical shows (Monday 18 September, 7.30pm). 


Taliaa Theatre

Attaba Square, next to the Metro Station, Tel 02 2593 7948/2592 0522

Salah Abdel-Sabour Hall

Kaanak Tarah (As if You See Him), play starring Mohamed Younis, Maher Mahmoud, Ola Al-Naquib, written by Nesma Samir and directed by Maher Mahmoud  

(Performances run daily, 6pm).

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 except Tuesdays, 7.30pm).






Beram Al-Tunsi Theatre

Al-Gaish St, Al Azaritah, Qesm Bab Sharqi, Alexandria, Tel (03) 5929960/5913835

Al-Haram Dah Betaay (This Pyramid in Mine), a play performed by The Comic Theatre Company, casting Maha Ahmed, Mohamed Al-Sawy, Safaa Galal, written by Mohamed Mabrouk and directed by Yasser Sadek

(Performances run daily, 10pm).

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