The Pantomime Show, a rare treat in Egypt, opens on Thursday, 21 April at the Cairo Opera House Small Theatre.
Ahmed Nabil is one of the very few pantomime artists in Egypt. He studied pantomime in the former USSR in 1970s. Upon his return to Egypt, Nabil started telling stories through his art on a variety of stages in Egypt. He has also performed around the world including Germany, India, Russia and Italy. He gave a number of lectures about this art at The American University in Cairo and Alexandria University.
"There are no new pantomime shows being produced. Egyptian TV doesn't pay enough money or attention to pantomime and satellite channels want to put advertisements in the intervals," Nabil said in his interview with Al Ahram Weekly in 2009. The upcoming show is hence one of the rare opportunity for Egyptian audiences to taste this kind of art.
Cairo Opera House Small Hall, Thursday, 21 April, 8pm