Don’t miss Saheb Maqam play at the Floating Theatre

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 4 May 2021

Saheb Maqam
Saheb Maqam

The Culture Ministry applies all precautionary and preventive measures with daily sterilization of the theatres in order to ensure the safety of the public, artists and workers.


The Floating Theatre

Abdel-Aziz Al-Saoud St, in front of Salaheddin Mosque, Al Manial, Tel 02 2368 4047, 012 8531 1358/ 0100 5233623

Small Theatre 

Saheb Maqam (of a saintly status) play is produced by Al-Ghad Theatre Company, in cooperation with the Youth Theatre Company

The show offers narration, religious chanting telling six stories about five of Egypt’s famous holy figures: Abul Hassan Alshazly, Alsayyed Albadawi, Ismail Alanbaby, Almorsy Abul Abbass and Alsayyeda Nafesa as well as Saint Mary Guirguis. They are all linked through the narration of the munshid (religious chanter). It features actors Ahmed Magdy, Mahmoud Alzayat, Heba Qenawy, Adel Raafat, religious chanting by munshid Samir Azmy, décor and costumes designed by Mohamed Hashim, written by Masaoud Shouman, and directed by Adel Hassan

(Performances run on daily until 13 May, 10pm).


The International Park

Madinet Nasr District

The Qarameet Fields and The King of Winter plays are performed by Al-Shams Theatre Company for talents with special abilities and starring Amr Adel, Madonna, Seif, Shaimaa Abu-Bakr. It’s written by Mohamed Nassef and directed by Youssef Abu-Zeid.

In addition to singing concerts and “Al-Aragouz wa Khayal Al-Zel” (The Shadow Puppet) performances  

(Performances run on Sundays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 9pm).


Al-Qawmi (The National) Theatre

Al Attaba Square, in front of Attab Post Office, Cairo, Tel, 02 25917783

Misr Ard Alanbiaa (Egypt, the land of prophets), a theatrical evening about how God doomed Egypt to be the land of prophets starting from Prophet Ibrahim passing by Prophets Youssef, Yacoub, Moussa, Eissa and the holy family until the arrival of the family members of Prophet Mohamed (P.B.U.H) to Egypt. The evening casts actors Helmy Fouda, Bahaa Tharwat, Leqaa Swedan, Heba Tawfiq, with décor and costumes designed by Nasser Abdel-Hafez, religious chanting performed by Faradees troupe for religious chanting, written by poet Mahmoud Hassan and directed by Mohamed Alkholy

(Performances run daily, 10pm).


*A version of this article appears in print in the 6 May, 2021 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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