Artistic Creativity Centre Theatre
Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 3448/6
Cinema Misr play is produced by the Artistic Creativity Centre Workshop Studio and directed by Khaled Galal
(Performances run daily, 8pm).
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 Musicand 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 castsYehia Al- Fakhrany, Ahmed Fouad Selim, Nedal Al Shafei, Reham Abdel- Ghaffour, Heba Magdyand is directed by Tamer Karam
(No mobile phones are allowed inside the theatre, 23, 24, 30 and 31 January, 9pm).
The Cairo Puppet Theatre
Next to the Al-Attaba Metro Station, Tel 02 2591 0954
Sahsah Lama Yangah (When Sahsah Succeed), a representation of a puppet theatre play for children that was first produced in 1963, written by the late Salah Jahin, music composed by the late Mohamed Fawzi and directed by late director Salah Al-Saqqa
(Performances run on Thursdays and Fridays, 6.30pm).
The Floating Theatre
Abdel-Aziz Al-Saoud St, in front of Salaheddin Mosque, Al Manial, Tel 02 2368 4047, 012 8531 1358/ 0100 5233623
Afrah Al-Qobba, play produced by the Youth Theatre Company is based on Naguib Mahfouz novel bearing the same name. It casts Mohamed Tamer, Samar Allam, Fatema Adel, Mena Nabil and many more. Décor and lighting by Amr Al-Ashraf, costumes designed by Abeer Badrawi, movement designs by Monadel Antar. It is written and directed by Mohamed Youssef Almansour
(Performances run daily, 7pm).
Heliopolis Library Theatre, Misr Al-Gedida, Tel 0100 4820875
El Zahr lama Yelaab (when the dice plays with you)play starring comedian Samir Ghanem, Shereen, is written by Ahmed Al-Ebiaryand directed by Tarek Al-Ebiary(23, 24, 25, 26 January, 9pm).
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).
Naguib Al-Rehani Theatre
17 Emad Al Din Street, downtown, Cairo, near cosmos cinema
Tel, 02 25913697, 02 25892103
Garima Fel Maadi(A Crime in Maadi), a play performed by a group of budding actors trained by comedian Ashraf Abdel-Baki, who is also the director. You’ll enjoy two hours of nonstop laughing
(30 and 31 January, 9pm).
101 Qasr Al-Aini St, Tel 02 2795 2484/2794 3016/010 21521501
Qawaaid Al-Ashq Al-Arbaain(The Fourty Rules of Love), 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 on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 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 actorsMohamed Sobhy, Aida Abdel-Aziz, as well as budding artists, written and directed by Mohamed Sobhy
(25, 26 January, 7pm).
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 Feteihaand directed by Mohamed Sobhy
(23, 24 January, 7pm).
End of 26th of July St, under the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 8881/6178/2737 4448
Madenat Althalg (The City of Ice), a play performed by The Creative Child Theatre Company (Monday 27 January, 7pm).
Attaba Square, Tel 02 2593 7948
Salah Abdel-Sabour Hall
Sabaya Makhadat Alkohl(Young Women of the Kohl Pillow), a play produced by the Taliaa Theatre Company. It’s a representation of Makhadat Alkohl play which was first presented in 1998. It casts Samira Abdel-Aziz, Shahira Kamal, Rasha Samy, Naglaa Younis, together with Henna artist and singer Satouna and her troupe with décor and costumes designed by Naaima Agamy, dialogue written by Kawthar Ramzi, music and direction by Entissar Abdel-Fattah
(Performances run daily,8.30pm).
*A version of this article appears in print in the 23 January, 2020 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.