Not to be missed: Student theatre in Cairo, Jazz Flare in Alexandria, Amr Diab in North Coast

Ahram Online , Wednesday 12 Jul 2023

Ahram Online highlights a selection of do-not-miss events this week (12-18 July) in Egypt.

Not to miss
Studio Emad Eddin Festival for Student Theatre

Tuesday 11 to 21 July
Rawabet Art Space

Studio Emad Eddin will hold a theatre festival showcasing student talents at Rawabet Art Space.

Check the programme on the Studio’s Facebook page for more details, and see Ahram's recommendations below.

Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One


Wednesday 12 July
Across cinemas

Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF team embark on their most dangerous mission yet to track down a terrifying new weapon that threatens all of humanity.

Confronted by a mysterious, all-powerful enemy, Ethan is forced to consider that nothing can matter more than his mission – not even the lives of those he cares about most. 

The film stars Tom Cruise, Hayley Atwell, and Ving Rhames.

The film stars Tom Cruise, Hayley Atwell, Ving Rhames.

Cat and Rat

Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 July, 8pm
Rawabet Theatre, 5 Hussein Basha Al Meamari, Downtown Cairo

Two strangers, Jerry and Tom, meet at the zoo. Jerry excitedly tells Tom about a news story involving the zoo, but they end up arguing over a single seat in the park. In the heat of the moment, Tom accidentally harms Jerry, leading to a tragic ending.

The play is performed by the Improvisation Troupe of the Faculty of Physical Education, Helwan University.

The performance is part of the ongoing Studio Emad Eddin Festival for Student Theatre.


One True Loves

Thursday 13 July
Across cinemas

High school sweethearts Emma (Phillipa Soo) and Jesse (Luke Bracey) are the perfect couple. When Jesse disappears in a helicopter crash, heartbroken, Emma moves back to Massachusetts to piece her life back together.

Years later, she runs into her old best friend, Sam (Simu Liu), who has always been secretly loved her, and they become inseparable.

Andrew Milad Trio

Thursday 13 July
Goethe-Institut Kairo, Dokki Mesaha, Cairo

In this new musical trio, pianist Andrew Milad is joined by bassist Youssef Hady and drummer David Maged.

The Trio are currently preparing their first album, 'Sultan', which consists of original compositions by Andrew Milad. Their concert at the Goethe-Institut will be the album’s pre-release.

The event is part of the Goethe-Institut’s Shubbak El Fann programme.

Amr Diab concert

Friday 14 July, 7pm
Marassi North Coast, Markaz Al Alamein, Matrouh, North Coast

At the Vodafone Amr Diab White Party, Egyptian pop star Diab, or El-Hadaba as nicknamed by fans, will perform in concert for North Coast audiences enjoying the Mediterranean summer. 

With over 30 albums and a huge collection of regional and international trophies and awards, Diab's wide fanbase has only grown throughout his four-decade career, transcending generations each season.

In 2022, he topped Anghami’s most-listened artists list with nearly 360 million streams, including over 270 million from Egypt alone. 

Charlie: The Universal Citizen

Friday 14 July, 9pm
Movenpick, Media City Studios, of October City (Giza)

A musical play that revolves around the life of Charlie Chaplin and reflects on his legacy in 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.

The play premiered at Riyadh Season in January 2023, with later performances held at the Teatro Theatre in Arkan Plaza, Sheikh Zayed (Giza) in February. 

The play is directed by Ahmed El-Bohey, written by Medhat El-Adl, and starring Mohamed Fahim, Nour Qadri, Ayman El-Shewy, Emad Ismail, and Dalia El-Gendy.

Fifty One Springs

Friday 14 and Saturday 15 July, 8pm
Rawabet Theatre, 5 Hussein Basha Al Meamari, Downtown Cairo

Performed by students from the Faculty of Early Childhood Education at Cairo University, the play takes place in a nursing home for elderly women. The play discusses problems the women face in the institution and beyond.

The performance is part of the ongoing Studio Emad Eddin Festival for Student Theatre.

Jazz Flare concert

Saturday 15 July, 10pm
Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

This season-closing concert will be the premiere of A Little Jazz Mass by Bob Chilcott, accompanied by a selection of most celebrated jazz songs and music.

The Bibliotheca Alexandrina Orchestra and Choir will be conducted by Nayer Nagy.

Solo performances will be delivered by singer Michelle Rounds, Mina Hanna on piano, Mohamed Seif El-Yazal on double bass and Shady Magdy on drums.

Exit Text

Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 July, 8pm
Rawabet Theatre, 5 Hussein Basha Al Meamari, Downtown Cairo

This play tells the story of a Soviet officer named Petrov, and will be performed by students from the Canadian University in Cairo.

The performance is part of the ongoing Studio Emad Eddin Festival for Student Theatre.


El-Nafikha concert

Tuesday 18 July, 7pm
Tahrir Cultural Centre - American University in Cairo, Tahrir Campus, 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.

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