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 Cairo Puppet Theatre
Next to the Al-Attaba Metro Station, Tel 02 2591 0954
Arousty (my doll), a children play directed by Mohamed Nour
(Performances run daily except Tuesdays, 7pm).
Cairo Show Theatre
Movenpick Hotel 6th of October, Giza
Sidaty ElGamila (My Fair Lady) is a theatrical performance starring actors Ahmed El-Saqqa, Reem Mustafa and
The story is about Kamal Al-Tarouti, a specialist in etiquette, flees from a man with influence with his friend and he meets a girl named Sodfa who works as a pickpocket, she clings to the hope of learning and change as soon as she sees Kamal, so she goes to him in order to teach her and change her to become one of the upper-class
(12 and 13 January, 9pm).
Metropol (The Children’s National) Theatre
6 Halim St, the beginning of 26th July, Attaba, Downtown, Tel 02 2593 3334
Beauty and the Beast, a play for children casts Bahaa Tharwat, Sayed Ragab, Hanaa Said, Ayman Beshay, Nashwa Hassan and many more, written by Nasser Mahmoud and directed by Mahmoud Hassan (Performances run daily except Mondays, 7.30pm).
Must Opera House
Al-Motamayez District, next to Dar Al Fouad Hospital, 6 October City, Giza, Tel 01094444273/4/5 – 16828
Anistoona play starring Donia Samir Ghanim, Baioumy Fouad, Karim Afify, Samy Moghawry, Amr Abdel-Aziz, written by Karim Samy, Ahmed Abdel-Wahab, and directed by Khaled Galal
(13 and 14 January, 8pm).
Al-Qawmi (The National) Theatre
Al Attaba Square, in front of Attab Post Office, Cairo, Tel, 02 25917783
Al-Hafeed (The Grandson) play is an adaptation of author Abdel-Hamid Gouda Al-Sahar’s novel. It is a social comedy about the Egyptian family that suffers from the negative impact of customs and traditions on its members and their psychology. The play casts actors Lucy, Abed Enany, Tamer Farag, Mohamed Mabrouk, Rana Khattab and many more, with music composed by Karim Arafa, lighting designed by Hazem Ahmed, décor built up by Hamdy Attiya, and directed by Youssef Al-Mansour (Performances run on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, 9pm).
Room Art Space & Café
The Spot mall, Infront of AUC Gate 4, New Cairo
Irtigalia is a live improvised and interactive comedy theatre performance, directed by Ramzi Lehner, with no script or preparation. All sketches are decided by the audience during the show and in some sketches, the audience is encouraged to join the performers on stage
(15 January, Doors open at 8:30pm, performance starts at 9pm).
101 Qasr Al-Aini St, Tel 02 2795 2484/2794 3016/010 21521501
Helm Gamil (a beautiful dream), a musical produced by the Comedy Theatre Company based on Charlie Chaplin’s masterpiece. It tells the story of a vagabond who is touring the streets singing and dancing and suddenly he meets a rich man who is trying to committee suicide, he saves his life and took him to live at his home. It casts Sameh Hussein, Sara Derzawy, Ezzat Zein, Rasha Fouad and many more. Décor by Hazem Shebl, costumes designed by Naaima Agamy, choreography by Diaa Shafiq, and directed by Islam Imam
(Performances run on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 8pm).
End of 26th of July St, under the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 8881/6178/2737 4448
The Theatre and Consort of the Night plays are performed by Talent Media Theatre Company, written and directed by Kareem Hussein
(Monday 16 January, 7pm).
Attaba Square, Tel 02 2593 7948
Zaki Tolaimat Hall
Love in the Time of Cholera play is based on Nobel prize winner Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez’s novel carrying the same name. The play casts actors Dina Ahmed, Mohamed Farid, Aya Khalaf, Mahmoud El-Betar and many more, with music composed by Walid El-Shahawi, lighting designed by Ezz Helmy, décor built up by Mina Reda, new theatrical vision by Mina Bebawy and directed by Al-Said Mansy (Performances run on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 7.30pm).
* A version of this article appears in print in the 12 January, 2023 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly