Don’t miss Casino Badiaa play at the Marquee Theatre

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 17 Jan 2023

Casino Badiaa
Casino Badiaa

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
(27 January and 3 February, 9pm).

Falaki Theatre
AUC’s Tahrir Campus, Downtown, 24 Falaki St, Downtown Cairo, Tel 012 88721446
The Animals’ Lawsuit Against Humanity, mainly being performed for the audience of underprivileged children, there are only limited seats available for these final showings of the Arabic language version of the play that has been delighting younger and older audiences alike. Adapted from a millennium-old text that reveals the struggle to balance human life with care for the planet is a never-ending story directed by AUC theatre veteran Laila Saad; the play features a cast of talented alumni. Appropriate for ages 5+
(Thursday 19 January, 6.30pm, Friday 20 January, 2.30pm and 6.30pm, Performed for audiences of underprivileged children, Saturday 21 January, 6.30pm, Free and open to the public). 
The Marquee Theatre
Cairo Festival City, New Cairo
Casino Badiaa play is starring actors Somaiya El-Khashab, Edward, Ahmed Fathy, Alaa Moursy, written by Ahmed El-Ebiary and directed by Tarek El-Ebiary. The play will take you in a journey
in the forties of the last century, in the arms of the classic nights of Cairo, with all the theaters, casinos, show nights, and what you can watch of comic plays, monologues, songs, and dancing tables, for the famous stars of that time who still live with us to this day with their art, and also enjoy the music, singing and comedy play
(19 and 20 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
(19 and 20 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).

Al-Salam Theatre
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).

El-Sawy Culturewheel End of 26th of July St, under the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 8881/6178/2737 4448
Wisdom Hall
El Halawany Treasure play is performed by Uoforia Theatre Company, written and directed by Bishoy Makram
(23 January, 7pm).

Taliaa Theatre
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).


Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
Small Theatre
What is Hidden is Worse theatrical performance is written and directed by Mohamed Bahgat (27 January, 7pm).

*A version of this article appears in print in the 19 January, 2023 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.

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