Egyptian comedy plays among most watched shows on Netflix during Eid
Ahram Online, , Wednesday 27 May 2020
Four classical plays produced in Egypt are in the top-five list of most watched shows


Four out ofnine Arabic playsreleased on Netflix during Eid made it to the top viewed shows in Egypt.



All four best scorers are plays produced by Egyptian theare companies



In first place was The Kids Have Grown Up (El-Ayal Kebret), a 1979 play directed by Samir El-Asfory and starring Said Saleh, Hassan Mostafa and Ahmed Zaki.



The School of Mischief (Madresset El-Moshagibeen) came in third. The play was written by Ali Salem directed by Galal El-Sharkawy, and stars Said Saleh, Younis Shalabi, and Ahmed Zaki.



The School of Mischief comes after Extraction thriller, the only non-theatrical, non-Arab entry in the top five shows on Netflix.



Sayed the Servant (El-Wad Sayed El-Shaghal) came in fourth. The 1985 play features Adel Emam in the protagonist's role.



In the fifth position came Lock Your Girls In (Sokk Ala Banatak), starring Fouad El-Mohandess, Sanaa Younis and Sherihan.



Mostly produced by Egyptian theatre companies (though a few are from other Arab countries), the nine plays were released on 21 May in the Netflix section "Arabic Nostalgia".



Other shows from Arabic Nostalgia which did not make it to the top viewed in Egypt during include Shahed Ma Shafsh Haga (The Witness Who Saw Nothing, 1976), Rayya and Sekina (1982) starring Shadya and Soheir El-Bably; and Bye Bye London (1981).



The plays have English subtitles and are available to over 183 million Netflix viewers in 190 countries.

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