Don’t miss the shows of Hakawy International Arts Festival for Children

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 30 Jan 2024

It s Hot, It s Not
It s Hot, It s Not

 

The 13th Hakawy International Arts Festival for Children

Falaki Theatre

AUC’s Tahrir Campus, Downtown Campus, 24 Falaki St, Cairo, Tel 012 88721446

Thurs 1, 6pm: The opening ceremony. (6.30pm) Stories of La Fontaine (EG) (in Arabic language, 4 +). (7.30pm) The Weird Weather Show (EG) (in Arabic language, 7 +).

Fri 2, 1.30pm and 6pm: Little Murmur (UK) (in English with Arabic translation, 7 +). 

Sat 3, 11am and 5.30pm: Little Murmur (UK) (in English with Arabic translation, 7 +).

Sun 4, 9.30am and 12.30pm: Little Murmur (UK) (in English with Arabic translation, 7 +).

Mon 5, 9.30am and 12.30pm: Little Murmur (UK) (in English with Arabic translation, 7 +).

Wed 7, 9.30am and12.30pm and Thurs 8, 9.30am: It’s Hot, It’s Not (UK) (Non-verbal, 3+). 

Falaki gallery

Tues 6, 9.30am and 11.30am: Through the Eyes of a Dreamer (FR) (French language, 5+). 

Wed 7, 9.30am and 10.15am: Through the Eyes of a Dreamer (FR) (French language, 5+).

Thurs 8, 9.30am and 11.30am: Through the Eyes of a Dreamer (FR) (French language, 5+). (12.30pm) It’s Hot, It’s Not (UK) (Non-verbal, 3+).     

   

 

Al-Hanager Arts Centre

Cairo Opera Complex, Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek, Tel 

Tel 02 2735 6861

Sun 4, 12.30pm: Les Fables de la Fontaine (France) (French language, 6+). 

 

Italian Cultural Institute

3 El-Sheikh El Marsafy St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 5423/2735 8791

Sat 3, 4pm: Stories of La Fontaine (EG) (in Arabic language, 4 +).

Tues 6, 10am: The Peppercorns and the Secret of the Deep Sea (Germany) (in German language with Arabic translation, 7 +). (12pm) The Story of Rajeh’s Children and His Horrors (from Al-Sira Al-Hilalia (the Hilalia saga) (in Arabic language, 8+).  


 

The Cairo Puppet Theatre
Next to the Al-Attaba Metro Station, Tel 02 2591 0954
Nogoum men Khashab (stars of wood), a children play written by Hamdy Attiya and directed by Sayyed Rostoum (Performances run on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 7.30pm).

 

 

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

Yassin and Bahiya play starring Hazem El-Qady, Iman Ghoneim, Youssef Mourad, Karim Tarek, Laila Mourad, is written by Naguib Sorour and directed by Youssef Murad Mounir

(Performances run daily except Tuesdays, 8pm).  

 

 

 

The International Park

Madinet Nasr District

Gimo’s Adventures children play is performed by Al-Shams (The Sun) Theatre Company for those with special abilities starring Karim El-Hosseiny, Israa Hamed, written by Salah Metwaly and directed by Mohamed Ashri (Performances run on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 8.30pm).

 

 

Malak Opera Theatre

9 A Khalig Al-Khour St, Azbekiya district, Ramses, Tel 0122 3417152  

Qabl Alkhoroug (before the exit) play starring Sherehan Qotb, Mohamed Abdel-Wahab, Lamiaa Gaafar, is written by Mohamed Zenaty, directed by Hany El-Sayed, with music composed by Mohamed Qabil, decor and costumes designed by Mohamed Hashem 

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

 

 

Miami Theatre

Talaat Harb St, next to Miami Cinema, Downtown, Tel 02 2574 5651 

Tayeb wa Amir (good and kind) play starring Amr Ramzy, Hisham Ismail, Tamer Farag, Rasha Fouad, Noha Lotfy, Sherif Hosny, written by Ahmed Almalwany, décor by Hamdy Attiya, lightening by Abu Bakr Elsherif, costumes designed by Amir Saber, music composed by Ayman Elturky, and directed by Mohamed Gabr 

(Performances run on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 8.30pm).

 

 

Metropol (The Children’s National) Theatre

6 Halim St, the beginning of 26th July, Attaba, Downtown, Tel 02 2593 3334

Nour Fi Aalam Albohour (Nour in the world of seas) play for children casts actors Mohamed Adel, Sayed Gabr, Alhan El-Mahdy, Randa Ibrahim, written by Mohamed Zanaty, and directed by Shady Aldaly

(Performances run on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 7pm).

 

 

Al-Qawmi (The National) Theatre

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

Alhafeed (the grandson) play is an adaptation of Abdel-Hamid Gouda El-Sahar’s novel, produced by Al-Qawmi Theatre Company and starring Samaa Ibrahim, Abed Enany, Shady Sorour, Mohamed Mabrouk, and many more, décor by Hamdy Attia, lightening by Abou Bakr El-Sherif, costumes designed by Marwa Aouda, music composed by Karim Arafa, and directed by Youssef El-Mansour 

(Performances run on daily except Wednesdays, 8.30pm).

 

 

Al-Salam Theatre

101 Qasr Al-Aini St, Tel 02 2795 2484/2794 3016/010 21521501  

Youm Assem Gedan play is produced by the Comedy Theatre Company starring Mustafa Mansour, Haidy Refaat, Sherehan El-Shazli, and many more. Décor by Mohamed Fathy, lightening by Ezz Helmy, written by Ayman El-Nemr and directed by Amr Hassaan (Performances run daily except Tuesdays, 8.30pm).

Aageeb wa Aageeba musical theatrical performance is produced by the Modern Theatre Company starring Sayyed El-Roumy, Doaa Ramadan, Ihab Bakir, Reda Tolba, and many more. Décor by Sarah Shoukry, lightening by Abu-Bakr El-Sherif, costumes designed by Samah Nabil, music composed by Mahmoud Wahid, choreography by Ahmed Samir, written by Said Haggag and directed by Mohamed El-Soghair (Performances run daily except Tuesdays, 9.30pm).  

Youssef Idrees Hall

Seeb Nafsak (just relax) play starring Fatema Mohamed Ali is produced by the Modern Theatre Company. Décor by Ahmed Amin, lightening by Ibrahim El-Forn, costumes designed by Nehad Elsayed, music composed by Hatem Ezzat, choreography by Monadel Antar, direction and dramaturgy by Gamal Yaqout 

(Performances run daily except Tuesdays, 8.30pm).

Khetat Cupid (cupid’s plan) play casts actors Abdel-Moneim Riyad, Kareem El-Hosseiny, Nawal Samir, and many more. Décor by Ahmed Amin, lighting by Abu Bakr El-Sherif, music by Tamer Abdel-Meguid, written by Abdallah El-Shaaer, and directed by Ahmed Fouad (Performances run daily except Tuesdays, 8.30pm).

 

 

El Sawy Culturewheel

End of 26th of July St, underneath the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek, Tel 2736 8881/6178/2737 4448 

Wisdom Hall

Aakher Alakhbar (Latest News) play is performed by Vision Theatre Company, written and directed by Kareem Khalil 

(5 February, 7.30pm). 

 

 

Taliaa Theatre

Attaba Square, Tel 02 2593 7948

Salah Abdel-Sabour Hall

Beit Rose (the house of rose) play is produced by Taliaa Theatre

starring Sally Said, Nadia Hassan, Samah Selim, Haggar Hatem, décor and costumes designed by Heba El-Komy, music composed by Rafiq Youssef, written and directed by Mahmoud Gamal Hedeny 

(Performances run daily except Tuesdays, 7.30pm).

 

 

 

ALEXANDRIA

 

 

Lycee El Horreya Theatre 

Qism Bab Sharqi, Alexandria, Tel 03 5913794

Almalek Hammam wa Aasabet Aldabaa (King Hammam and the gang of hyenas) play is produced by Alexandria Theatre Company starring Reda Edris, Ibrahim El-Mallah, Mohamed Gaber, and children Mariam Ehab, Lara Adel, Nourseen, written and directed by Ehab Mabrouk (Performances run on Thursdays and Fridays, 8pm).


* A version of this article appears in print in the 1 February, 2024 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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