Art Alert: Free performances of El-Leila El-Kebira puppet theatre at Talaat Harb center

Ahram Online , Monday 5 Jun 2017

The operetta is a timeless musical in Egyptian culture and is highly popular during Ramadan

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El-Leila El-Kebira puppet show (Photo: Al-Ahram Arabic)

The Cairo Puppet Theatre will offer the performance of El-Leila El-Kebira for free to audiences starting tomorrow for five nights at the Talaat Harb Center.

The free performances emerged from a collaboration between The Artistic Theatre House and the Cultural Development Fund.

El-Leila El-Kebira (The Grand Night) is the most well-known Egyptian operetta with music by Sayed Mekawy, lyrics by Salah Jahin, original puppets by artist Nagy Shaker, and directed by Salah El-Sakka.

The musical saw many adaptations, including The Cairo Opera Ballet Company’s version created by Abdel Moneim Kamel in 2001, in which puppets turn into live dancers.

From Tuesday 6 June to Saturday 11 June at 9.30pm
Talaat Harb Culture Center, 1 El-Sayeda Nafisa St., El-Sayeda Zeinab, Cairo

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