Egyptian hit play Forty Rules of Love to tour in Luxor, Tunisia and Morocco

Ahram Online , Thursday 23 Nov 2017

The play will reach audiences abroad after five highly successful seasons in Cairo


The succesful Egyptian theatrical play Forty Rules of Love, directed by Adel Hassan, will be staged in Luxor for three days starting 28 December.

Afterwards, the play will go on tour in Tunisia and Morocco, with dates yet to be announced, according to Al-Ahram Arabic Gate.

The Forty Rules of Love is currently running in its fifth season at Cairo’s El-Salam Theatre as it continues to attract waves of interested audiences.

The play was recently staged at the Bahrain International Festival for Music, becoming the first theatre performance to be included in the music-focused annual event.

Hassan has attributed the play’s ongoing success to the "love" present on set, from the scriptwriting, to the passion of the actors and faith in the play.

The Forty Rules of Love centres the medieval Sufi mystic Jalaluddin El-Rumi and his influential relationship with Shams al-Din of Tabriz.

Based on the eponymous bestselling novel by Elif Shafak, the play’s script was adapted by Rasha Abdel-Moneim, with Yasmine Emam and Khairy El-Fakharany.

Stars of the play include Bahaa Tharwat, Fawzia, Ezzat Zein, Dina Ahmed, as well as members of the Arabic Mawalweya troupe.

Music and lyrics are by Mohamed Hosny, set design by Mostafa Hamed, lighting by Ibrahim El-Forn, and costume designs are by Maha Abdel-Rahman.

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