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.