Not to be missed: Last days of Alex Theatre Fest, Cairo's She Arts launches; Nancy Ajram, Tamer Hosny, Omar Khairat

Ahram Online , Tuesday 26 Sep 2023

Ahram Online highlights a selection of do-not-miss events this week (27 September - 3 October) in Cairo and Alexandria.

Not to miss

Last Days of 13th Alexandria International Theatre Festival

The festival runs between 22 and 28 September. The festival’s activities take place across numerous theatres in Alexandria, including those located at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, the Jesuit Cultural Centre, the Lycée El-Horreya Theatre, the Creativity Centre and the Anfoushy Theatre.

The plays participating in this year’s festival represent several countries such as Egypt, Palestine, Spain, Oman, Morocco, Iraq, Tunisia, Italy, Jordan, Kuwait, and the UAE.

For news and the festival's programme, please visit their Facebook page.  

Charlie - musical
Wednesday 27 September, 9pm
Movenpick Hotel, 6th of October

A musical play that revolves around the life of Charlie Chaplin and looks at the extent of his influence on the international film industry. The play tells his story from its human side and sheds light on the stages and difficulties that he overcame in his journey and artistic career.

Tickets can be purchased via TicketsMarche.

Nancy Ajram and Tamer Hosny
Thursday 28 September, 8.30pm
Almasa Hotel, Nasr City, Lounge garden (open-air stage)

This private concert will feature two beloved singers taking the stage together. Tickets are available at the banquet reservation office from 10am to 10pm. For more info please call 19720.

Ahmed Ali El-Haggar
Thursday 28 September, 7pm
El-Sawy Culturewheel (El-Sakia), Zamalek, Cairo

This concert will present the famous compositions of Ahmed Ali El-Haggar.

The Creator
Thursday 28 September
Across cinemas

Amid a future war between the human race and the forces of artificial intelligence, Joshua, a hardened ex-special forces agent grieving the disappearance of his wife, is recruited to hunt down and kill the Creator, the elusive architect of advanced AI who has developed a mysterious weapon with the power to end the war -- and mankind itself.

The film stars John David Washington, Madeleine Yuna Voyles, Gemma Chan

PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie
Thursday 28 September
Across cinemas

A magical meteor crash lands in Adventure City, and gives the PAW Patrol pups superpowers, transforming them into The Mighty Pups.

The film stars James Marsden, Iain Armitage, Mckenna Grace

She Arts Festival
28 September - 1 October
American University in Cairo, Tahrir Campus

Dedicated to female artists, this year the festival will present numerous concerts, theatre plays, film screenings, workshops and seminars. The performances feature musicians and bands such as Merna Sorous (violin), the DSBA Choir, Asia Madani, Tablet Elsitt, and the films Buko and Jebel Banat, among other activities. 

The complete programme is available on the She Arts festival’s Facebook page.  

The Magic Flute opera
28, 29 September and 1, 2 October
Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek

The returning production is staged by the Cairo Opera Company, the Cairo Opera Orchestra and the Cairo Opera Choir, conducted by Ahmed Farag. Directed by Hisham El-Tally, the opera features an all-Egyptian cast and members of the Cairo Opera Company. 

The below video showcases the final rehearsals of the opera.

Monday 1 October, 8.30pm
Gomhoreya Theatre, Abdeen, Cairo

El-Nafikha is an all-brass band, performing arrangements of well-known Egyptian composers, enriched by a healthy dose of fun.

Read more about El Nafikha here

Omar Khairat
Tuesday 3 September and Wednesday 4 September, 8.30pm
Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek

One of the top musicians of the Arab world, Khairat has hundreds of compositions in his repertoire.

He has written scores for numerous films and television series, including The Sixth Day (1984), The Terrorist (1993), Mafia (2002), Girl’s Love (2003), The Embassy is in the Building (2005), and Deer’s Blood (2006).

In concerts, Khairat usually features his best-known compositions, all works that are beloved by generations of his followers. 

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