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).
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
(27 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
(26, 27 and 28 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).
Qasr El Nile Theatre
Qasr El Nile St, Downtown, Giza
Wala Fel Ahlam (beyond your dreams), a romantic comedy written by Ibrahim Maurice, with décor designed by Mohamed El-Gharabawy, dance shows choreographed by Sally Ahmed, costumes designed by Marwa Aouda, and directed by Hany Afify. The actions take place in the 60’s. Two brothers create a chemical potion allowing them to escape reality and reach their wildest dreams (Performances run on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 2 February to 19 March, 8pm).
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
Carmen play is performed by Regency Theatre Company, written and directed by Ramy Ibrahim (30 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).
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
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 26 January, 2023 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.