Al Balloon Theatre
Agouza, across the street from the Nile, by the 26 July Bridge, Tel 02 3347 1718
The Magic of Dreams, a theatrical performance produced by The National Troupe for Folk Music and celebrates the victories of Six October War. It is written and directed by Hossam Atta, and casts actors Inas Mekki, Magdy Fekry, Neven Refaat, Reda Ramzy, Mohamed Antar, Omnia Fathy, and many more. Poetry written by Kawthar Mustafa, music composed by Ahmed Mohie, music distribution by Amr Abdel-Fattah, costumes designed by Gamal Abdo and cinematography by Ahmed Badrakhan
(Performances run daily, 9pm).
Cairo Festival City
King Lear, an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s masterpiece about the aging king of Britain who decides to step down from the throne and divide his kingdom evenly among his three daughters. Unable to believe that his beloved daughters are betraying him, Lear slowly goes insane and goes through a dramatic tragedy in his life. It casts Yehia Al- Fakhrany, Ahmed Fouad Selim, Nedal Al Shafei, Reham Abdel- Ghaffour, Heba Magdy and is directed by Tamer Karam
(No mobile phones are allowed inside the theatre, 13, 20, 27 and 31 December, 9pm).
The Cairo Puppet Theatre
Next to the Al-Attaba Metro Station, Tel 02 2591 0954
Mahatet Misr (Egypt's Railway Station), a puppet theatre play about a girl who got lost in Egypt's Railway Station and get to know different types of personalities, written by Mohamed Zanaty, sound performed by Magdy Fekry, Fatemah Ali, Shady Sorour puppets designed by Reem Heiba, décor by Samir Shahin and directed by Reda Hassanein
(Performances run on Thursdays and Fridays, 6.30pm).
Al-Ghad (Tomorrow) Theatre
Next to Balloon Theatre, Al-Agouza, Tel 02 3304 3187
Zal Alhekayat (The Shadow of Tales) play is about a journey in a fantasy world through dreams and nightmares. It casts Ramy Altambary, Abeer Al-Tokhy, Mahmoud Alzayat, décor and costumes designed by Mohamed Fathi, music composed by Salah Mustafa, written by Ibrahim Al-Husseiny and directed by Adel Barakat
(Performances run until Thursday 5 December, 9pm).
The International Park
Madinet Nasr District
A number of theatrical shows on the Six October War victories, performed by Al-Shams (The Sun) Theatre Company for those with special abilities (Performances run daily, 8pm).
Talaat Harb St, next to Miami Cinema, Downtown, Tel 02 2574 5651
Rasayal Ala'oshaq (Messages of the Lovers), a romantic-comedy play about the daily problems that face married couples and lovers, its performed by the Comedy Theatre Company. It casts Moufid Ashour, Zeinab Alabd, Reem Al-Masry, Yara Al-Melegui, George Ashraf, choreography by Monadel Antar and costumes design by Heba Abdel-Hamid, music distribution by Mohamed Al-Kashef, written by and directed by Mohamed Ibrahim (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, 9.30pm).
101 Qasr Al-Aini St, Tel 02 2795 2484/2794 3016/010 21521501
Aoubor wa Intesar (Bridging and Victory), a play written and directed by Mohamed Al-Kholi (Performances run daily except Tuesdays, Free Entry, 8pm).
Sama Sonbol City
Giza, for tickets reservation Call 16826 or flock to www.ticketsmarche.com
Khebtna (Our Failure) sarcastic theatrical performance is back upon the fan’s requests. It is casting actors Mohamed Sobhy, Aida Abdel-Aziz, as well as budding artists, written and directed by Mohamed Sobhy
(7, 8, 14, 15 December, 8pm).
Ana Wel Nahla Wel Dabbour (I, The Bee and The Hornet) is Mohamed Sobhy’s new play that discusses women’s oppression in a masculine society. This is the first play to defend the women’s rights and highlight their crucial role in developing the society in a sarcastic manner. It is written by Ayman Feteiha and directed by Mohamed Sobhy
(5, 6, 12, 13 December, 8pm).
Attaba Square, Tel 02 2593 7948
Zaki Tolaimat Hall
Hareem Alnar (Women of Fire), a play produced by Taliaa Theatre
Company. It’s an adaptation of Spanish dramatist Federico Garcia Lorca's The House of Bernarda Alba. It’s about the life of women in Upper Egypt through telling the story of a mother and her daughters. It casts Aida Fahmy, Manal Zaki, Abeer Lotfy, Nashwa Ismail among others with décor by Mohamed Saad, costumes designed by Shaimaa Mahmoud and music composed by Mohamed Hosny. It’s written by Shazli Farah and directed by Mohamed Mekki.
(Performances run daily starting Thursday 5 December, 9pm).
Beram Al-Tunsi Theatre
Al-Gaish St, Al Azaritah, Qesm Bab Sharqi, Alexandria, Tel (03) 5929960/5913835
Mimi wa Mami: The Sindbad Tales, the play casts Haitham Mohamed, Wafaa Qamar among others, written by Mohamed Mustafa and directed by Ahmed Al-Sayyed
(Performances run daily until Thursday 12 December, 7pm).
Hammam Al-Set, a play starring Nada Bassiouni, Mohamed Ezz, Ziyad Youssef, Alaa Zeinhom, Islam Salah among others. Shows are designed by Mohamed Mezo, written and directed by Gamal Yaqout
(Performances run daily except Tuesdays, 7pm).