Egyptian star Yehia El-Fakharany takes ‘Yama Fel Gerab Ya Hawy' to Riyadh

Eslam Omar , Sunday 12 Dec 2021

Egyptian theatre play ‘Yama Fel Gerab Ya Hawy’, starring Yehia El-Fakharany will be staged In Saudi Arabia this week as part of the numerous activities being held in the ongoing Riyadh Season.

Yehia El-Fakharany

The Cairo Show production, directed by Magdy El-Hawary, will be on the stage of Al-Riyadh’s Boulevard Theatre for five days, between 16 and 20 December.

Based on a new rendition of ‘Leila Men Alf Leila’ by poet Bayram Al-Tunisi (1893-1961), the play that was first introduced by El-Fakharany on the National Theatre in 2015 casts famous actors like Eyad Nassar, Sama Ibrahim, and Sherif Desouky — who appears fit in his appearance since his tragic foot amputation.

The show is full of dance choreography and songs and features young famous pop singers Mohamed El-Sharnouby and Carmen Soliman.

The story revolves around the character of Shehata, a funny and resourceful beggar who is arrested in a robbery that leads him to the ruler ‘Al-Moataser’, who decides to use Shehata to kill the caliph. The mission leads Shehata into a journey of surprises.

In 2019, El-Fakharany introduced another successful version of King Lear with Cairo Show after years of its success in the National Theatre.

Cairo Show produced a number of other successful shows like ‘Talat Ayam Fil Sahel’, starring Mohamed Henedy; as well as ‘Aladdin’, starring Ahmed Ezz; introducing its shows in various cities across the Arab region.

In addition to music, films, and other entertainment activities, the Riyadh Season is featuring a number of Egyptian theatrical shows, including comedy plays for Henedy, Mohamed Sa’ad, Hani Ramzi, and many others.

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