Artistic Creativity Centre Theatre
Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 3448/6
Cinema Misr play, directed by Khaled Galal
(Performances run daily, 8pm).
Al Balloon Theatre
Agouza, across the street from the Nile, by the 26 July Bridge, Tel 02 3347 1718
The Magic of Dreams, a theatrical performance produced by The National Troupe for Folk Musicand celebrates the victories of Six October War. It is written and directed by Hossam Atta, and casts actors Inas Mekki, Magdy Fekry, Neven Refaat, Reda Ramzy, Mohamed Antar, Omnia Fathy, and many more. Poetry written by Kawthar Mustafa, music composed by Ahmed Mohie, music distribution by Amr Abdel-Fattah, costumes designed by Gamal Abdo and cinematography by Ahmed Badrakhan
(Performances run daily, 9pm).
Cairo Festival City
King Lear, an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s masterpiece about the aging king of Britain who decides to step down from the throne and divide his kingdom evenly among his three daughters. Unable to believe that his beloved daughters are betraying him, Lear slowly goes insane and goes through a dramatic tragedy in his life. It castsYehia Al- Fakhrany, Ahmed Fouad Selim, Nedal Al Shafei, Reham Abdel- Ghaffour, Heba Magdyand is directed by Tamer Karam
(No mobile phones are allowed inside the theatre, 23, 24, 30 and 31 January, 9pm).
The Cairo Puppet Theatre
Next to the Al-Attaba Metro Station, Tel 02 2591 0954
Sahsah Lama Yangah (When Sahsah Succeed), a representation of a puppet theatre play for children that was first produced in 1963, written by the late Salah Jahin, music composed by the late Mohamed Fawzi and directed by late director Salah Al-Saqqa
(Performances run on Thursdays and Fridays, 6.30pm).
Heliopolis Library Theatre, Misr Al-Gedida, Tel 0100 4820875
El Zahr lama Yelaab (when the dice plays with you)play starring comedian Samir Ghanem, Shereen, is written by Ahmed Al-Ebiaryand directed by Tarek Al-Ebiary(23, 24, 25, 26 January, 9pm).
The International Park
Madinet Nasr District
A number of theatrical shows on the Six October War victories, performed by Al-Shams (The Sun) Theatre Company for those with special abilities (Performances run daily, 8pm).
Malak Opera Theatre
9 A Khalig Al-Khour St, Azbekiya district, Ramses, Tel 0122 3417152
Albakheel(The Miser), a play based on Molière’s work. It casts Ashraf Tolba, Mahmoud Metwali, Suzanne Medhat, Noran Abdel-Hamid and many more. Décor by Rania Al-Dakhakhny, costumes designed by Nardeen Emad, shows choreographed by Sherly Ahmed, and directed by Khaled Hassouna
(Performances run daily until Sunday 19 January, 7.30pm).
The National Circus
27 Abdel-Khaleq Tharwat, Cairo, Tel 02 3347 0503
Offering a number of entertaining performances, including clowns, trained dogs, lions and horses
(Performances run daily except Wednesdays, 9.30pm).
Naguib Al-Rehani Theatre
17 Emad Al Din Street, downtown, Cairo, near cosmos cinema
Tel, 02 25913697, 02 25892103
Garima Fel Maadi(A Crime in Maadi), a play performed by a group of budding actors trained by comedian Ashraf Abdel-Baki, who is also the director. You’ll enjoy two hours of nonstop laughing
(30 and 31 January, 9pm).
101 Qasr Al-Aini St, Tel 02 2795 2484/2794 3016/010 21521501
Qawaaid Al-Ashq Al-Arbaain(The Fourty Rules of Love), a play starring Bahaa Tharwat, Fawziya, Ezzat Zein, Dina Ahmed, singer Amira Abu-Zeid, religious chanter Samir Azmi, together with the Arab Mawlawiya troupe among others, with dramaturgy by Rasha Abdel-Moneim, music composed by Mohamed Hosni, décor Mustafa Hamed, costumes by Maha Abdel-Rahman and directed by Adel Hassan (Performances run on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 8pm).
Sama Sonbol City
Giza, for tickets reservation Call 16826 or flock to www.ticketsmarche.com
Khebtna(Our Failure) sarcastic theatrical performance is back upon the fan’s requests. It is casting actorsMohamed Sobhy, Aida Abdel-Aziz, as well as budding artists, written and directed by Mohamed Sobhy
(25, 26 January, 7pm).
Ana Wel Nahla Wel Dabbour (I, The Bee and The Hornet) is Mohamed Sobhy’s new play that discusses women’s oppression in a masculine society. This is the first play to defend the women’s rights and highlight their crucial role in developing the society in a sarcastic manner. It is written by Ayman Feteihaand directed by Mohamed Sobhy
(23, 24 January, 7pm).
End of 26th of July St, under the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 8881/6178/2737 4448
Tiatro Mazloum (Mazloum's Theatre), a play performed by Dawayer Theatre Company (Monday 20 January, 7pm).
Attaba Square, Tel 02 2593 7948
Zaki Tolaimat Hall
Hareem Alnar (Women of Fire), a play produced by Taliaa Theatre
Company. It’s an adaptation of Spanish dramatist Federico Garcia Lorca’s The House of Bernarda Alba. It’s about the life of women in Upper Egypt through telling the story of a mother and her daughters. It casts Aida Fahmy, Manal Zaki, Abeer Lotfy, Nashwa Ismail among others with décor by Mohamed Saad, costumes designed by Shaimaa Mahmoud and music composed by Mohamed Hosny. It’s written by Shazli Farah and directed by Mohamed Mekki.
(Performances run dailyexcept Tuesdays,7.30pm).
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
Binary Drain, atheatrical performancewritten by Eugene Unescoand directed byAli Ehab(Saturday 18January, 7pm).
Blood Wedding, atheatrical performanceresult of theater acting workshop, written byFrederico Garcia Lorca and directed byHazem Al-Awadly(Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 January, 7pm).
*A version of this article appears in print in the 16 January 2020 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly