Egypt's Regala Wa Settat wins awards at Arrouad theatre festival in Morocco

Eslam Omar , Sunday 25 Nov 2018

The International Theatre Festival of Arrouad took place in Khouribga between 21 and 24 November

Egyptian play Regala Wa Settat

The Egyptian play Regala Wa Settat (Men and Women) has won the award for best teamwork and its star Salah El-Daly has won the special jury award at the International Theatre Festival of Arrouad.

The play was staged in the Moroccan city of Khouribga between 21 and 24 November.

"I am happy with the great success of the show. It also competed in many categories including best play, best direction and best actress," said Ismael Mokhtar, president of Egypt's Artistic Theatre House.

The festival also honoured Mokhtar for his "great role in enriching the theatre movement across Egypt."

Regala Wa Settat, which premiered in 2015, won a series of prizes at Seif Al-Zarqa Theatre Festival held in September in Jordan, and competed in Morocco alongside plays from France, Belgium, Germany, Tunisia, the UAE and Morocco.

Directed by Islam Emam, Regala Wa Settat features Salah El-Daly, Tamer El-Kashef, Reda Tolba, Hala Marzouk (who was nominated for the best actress prize) and Hanan Adel, with Yasmin Emam and Ayat Magdy participating in the writing.

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