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Current issue | Issue 1370, (23-29 November 2017)
Monday,16 July, 2018
Issue 1370, (23-29 November 2017)

Ahram Weekly

‏Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

‏Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
‏Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Artistic Creativity Centre Theatre Cairo Opera ground
Sallem Nafsak (Surrender), a play about the future version of Egypt which turned into a Utopia visited by someone with foul values. It casts a number of young talents. Adapted and directed by Khaled Galal (Performances run daily except Wednesdays through the end of November, 7pm).   

Al-Balloon Theatre Agouza, across the street from the Nile, by the 26 July Bridge, Tel 02 3347 1718 Salah Jahin Hall Walad Al-Balad (Country People), a play produced by The Modern Theatre Company tackling a number of critical social issues such as corruption and the civil service law. Starring Shadi Asaad, Wael Mustafa, Aya Gamal and many more, written by Mustafa Selim and directed by Mohamed Al-Sharqawi (Performances run daily, 8pm).
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 8872 1446 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is returning on the stage for the second season. It is an extraordinary book written by Roald Dahl and turned into an Egyptian musical by Atelier El Masrah theatre team, Faculty of Fine Arts adapted and directed by Samar Galal (Thursday 23 and Friday 24 November, 5pm and 8pm).

Al-Ghad (Tomorrow) Theatre
Next to Al-Balloon Theatre, Al-Agouza, Tel 02 3304 3187
Al Thamina Masaa (Eight pm), a play about forgiveness and revenge revolves around four people deciding to revenge each other at the same time leaving the final call to the spectators. It casts among many others Wafaa Eel Hakim, Mohamed Abdel Azim, Lamiaa Karam, Nael Ali, Nour Al Gazzar, Poetry written and recited by Abdallah Hassan, written by Yasmine Farag and directed by Hesham Ali.
(Performances run daily except Mondays, 8pm).

Grand Nile Tower
Corniche Al-Nil, Garden City, Tel 16826
The third season of Misr Theatre Company presents plays casting Ashraf Abdel-Baqi, Ali Rabiaa, Hamdy Al-Merghany, Mustafa Khater, Dina among others  
(Plays thirteen and fourteen on Thursday 23, Friday 24, Saturday 25 and Thursday 30 November, 8pm).
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
Selfie Maa Al Mout (A Selfie with Death), a monodrama play starring Nashwa Mustafa, written by Nashwa Mustafa and directed by Mohamed Alaam
(Performances run daily, 7.30pm).
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).

Rawabet Theatre
Hussein Meaamar St, off Mahmoud Bassiouni, next to Townhouse, Downtown
Botchan, a play written by Japanese author Natsume Soseki adapted and directed by Sherif Hamdi and presented in cooperation with the Japan Foundation Cairo Office
(Thursday 23 November, 7pm).

Al-Salam Theatre
101 Qasr Al-Aini St, Tel 02 2795 2484/2794 3016  
Qawaaid Al-Ashq Al-Arbaain (The Forty Rules of Adoration), a play based on Elaf Shafaq’s novel 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 by Mustafa Hamed, costumes by Maha Abdel-Rahman and Adel Hassan
(Performances run daily except Tuesdays, 8pm).
  Sama Sonbol City
Giza, for tickets and reservation call 16826 or flock to
Ghazal Al Banat (Flirtation of The Girls), a big comedy and musical show from the theatrical heritage of theatre icon Naguib Al-Rehany, through which comedian Mohamed Sobhy is back on stage. It is written and directed by Mohamed Sobhy casting Abdel-Rahim Hassan, Arkan Fouad, budding artists Nada, Mustafa Youssef, Syrian singer Ammar and many more
(Acts take place each week on Thursday (7.30pm), Friday (6.30pm), Saturday & Sunday (7.30pm) from Thursday 23 November to Sunday 3 December).

Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999 Conference Centre Small Theatre Sayad Al-Afareet (Ghost Hunter), a children show directed by Gamal Yakout (Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 November, 7pm). Othel Ya’oud (The Return of Othello), a play performed by Joker for Dramatic Arts and Diwan Company with scenography by Ahmed Emad and directed by Mohamed Atta (Wednesday 29 November, 7pm). 

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