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Qalioubiya governorate bans Bedeir play for attacking Egypt's 2011 Revolution

'Ghaybouba'(Coma), a play starring well-known Egyptian actor Ahmed Bedeir, has been banned again for its anti-January message

Ahram Online , Wednesday 10 Feb 2016
Ghaybouba
Starring Egypt's Ahmed Bedeir,'Ghaybouba' is written by Mahmoud El Toukhy and directed by Shady Sorour. (Photo: Courtesy of Theatre House)
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Qalioubiya’s Governor Reda Farahat has banned the staging of Ghaybouba (Coma), a play starring well-known Egyptian actor Ahmed Bedeir, ordering the removal of the play's poster from the Culture Centre in Banha, the governorate's capital.

The decision comes in response to complaints issued by Egyptian citizens who expressed their dismay that the play tarnishes Egypt’s 2011 Revolution and its martyrs.

Many citizens communicated their disapproval of the play via the governorate’s official Facebook page.

In January , the city of Hurghada in the Red Sea governorate hosted Ghaybouba, where Governor Ahmed Abdallah presented Bedeir with an honorary governorate shield.

However, last week, the governorate of Suez, home to the first martyrs of the 25 January uprising against Mubarak, banned the play in response to a public outcry.

The actor Ahmed Bedeir is an outspoken critic of the January revolution and continues to be a staunch supporter of the Mubarak regime. 

The play is written by Mahmoud El Toukhy and directed by Shady Sorour.

It was produced by Theatre House (Beit El Masrah El Fanni), a body that operates under the culture ministry.

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