Layla Min Alf Layla returns to Egypt's National Theatre

Ahram Online , Sunday 3 Jul 2016

Takings from Layla Min Alf Layla (One of a Thousand Nights) surpassed LE1 million between August and October 2015

Layla Min Alf Layla
Layla Min Alf Layla, a play by Egyptian actor Yehia Al-Fakharani (Photo: Al-Sayed Abdel-Qader / Ahram)

Layla Min Alf Layla (One of a Thousand Nights), the successful theatre production starring Egyptian actor Yehia El-Fakharany and directed by Mohsen Helmi, will return to Egypt’s National Theatre starting 7 July.

The production premiered on 13 August 2015 and had grossed LE1 million by October 2015.

The performance is based on the poetry of late Egyptian poet ‪Bayram Al-Tunsi with music from late Egyptian composer Ahmed Sedki.

The crew comprises Egyptian actress Heba Magdy, singer Mohamed Mohsen, actor Lotfy Labib as well as Diaa Abdelkhalek, Salma Gharib and the National Theatre's artists.

This is El-Fakharany's first play since he starred in William Shakespeare’s King Lear in 2001.

Egypt's iconic National Theatre reopened its doors in 2015 after a six-year hiatus. It was closed in 2008 following a fire that caused considerable damage. 

Performances run daily (except Wednesdays)
 at 9pm
 (curtain opens at 9:30pm)
Qawmi (National) Theatre, Ataba, Cairo

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