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Published in Al-Ahram Weekly on 03 - 01 - 2017

The Cairo Puppet Theatre
Next to the Al-Attaba Metro Station, Tel 02 2591 0954
Cinderella, a children play with décor and puppets designed by Naglaa Raafat, songs by Tarek Mandour, music composed by Sherif Nour, written by Ahmed Zaki and directed by Lotfy Al-Sayed
(Performances run every Thursday & Friday, 6.30pm).
Al Fann Theatre
22 Ramses St, Tel 02 2578 2444
Azeb Fi Shahr Al-Assal (A Bachelor in the Honeymoon), starring Intesar, Mounir Youssef, Rola Magdi, Paula, Nashwa Abdel-Rahman, written by Salah Metwali and directed by Galal Al-Sharkawi (Thursday 5, Friday 6 and Saturday 7, 10pm).
Al-Ghad (Tomorrow) Theatre
Next to Al-Balloon Theatre, Al-Agouza, Tel 02 3304 3187
Qamar Al-Aamian (Moon of the Blind People), a play starring Wafaa Al-Hakim, Tarek Sharaf, Nawal Samir, Mona Shaker, Essam Mustafa, music composed by Ahmed Al-Haggar, décor by Sobhi Abdel-Gawad, costumes designer Maysa Mohamed, written by Ali Abu-Salem and directed by Mohamed Selim
(Performances run daily except Mondays, 9pm).
Grand Nile Tower
Corniche Al-Nil, Garden City, Tel 16826
The new season of Misr Theatre Company starring Ashraf Abdel-Baqi, Ali Rabiaa, Hamdi Al-Merghani, Mustafa Khater and Mohamed Anwar among others presents a number of new plays (Tickets are sold out until 14 January, 8pm).
Abtal Baladna (Heroes of Our Country), a puppet show performed by Misr Theatre Puppets, that were made in the Czech Republic depicting all the characters of Misr Theatre Company and their voices presenting a play for children, décor by Mohamed Sami, costumes by Hala Zahwa, written by Egypt's writing workshop, lyrics by Ayman Bahgat Qamar, music composed by Mohamed Mohie and directed by Ashraf Abdel-Baqi
(Friday 16 February, 11am).

Al-Haram Theatre
174 Al-Haram St, next to Al-Arish St, Giza, for information and reservation call 16826
Ahlan Ramadan (Welcome Ramadan), a comic play starring cinema and TV star Mohamed Ramadan, Rogina, Ahmed Fouad Selim, Shaimaa Seif, music by Amr Mustafa, choreography by Atef Awad, décor by Amr Abdallah, costumes by Marwa Aouda, written by Walid Youssef and directed by Khaled Galal
(Friday 6 and Saturday 7 January, 9.30pm).
Malak Opera Theatre
9 A Khalig Al-Khour St, Azbekiya district, Tel 012 2341 7152
Ashaa Aamal (A Buisness Dinner), Khanaatouna (We Got Bored) and Al Mahwalgi (Performances run every Thursday, Friday and Sunday, 8.30pm).
Metropol (The Children's National) Theatre
6 Halim St, the beginning of 26th July, Attaba, Downtown, Tel 02 2593 3334
Kawkab Sika (The Planet of Sika), a play written by Abdu Al-Zaraa and directed by Sayed Gabr
(Performances run every Thursday and Friday, 7pm).
Miami Theatre
Maarouf St, Qasr A- Nile, Downtown, Tel 02 2574 5651
Bas Anta Mish Shamem (But You Aren't Smelling), a play revolves around the social and cultural changes witnessed by the Egyptian society in the past 20 years. It casts Fathi Abdel-Wahab, Mohamed Adel, Rabab Tarek, written by Ahmed Diab and Ahmed Sobhy and directed by Abeer Lotfi
(Performances run daily except Tuesdays, 8.30pm).
Must Opera House
Al-Motamayez District, next to Dar Al Fouad Hospital, 6th of October City, Giza, Tel 01094444273/4/5/ 16828
The sixth season of Tiatro Misr Theatre Company featuring Bayoumi Fouad and Hala Fakher presents its two latest plays Hamees and Gomaa and A Twenty Pounds Paper
(Thursday 12 and Friday 13, 8pm).
The National Circus
27 Abdel-Khaleq Tharwat, Cairo, Tel 02 3347 0503
Offering a number of entertaining performances, including clowns, trained dogs, lions and horses
(Performances run daily except Wednesdays, 8pm).
Al-Qawmi (The National) Theatre
Al-Ataba Square, in front of Ataba Post Office, Cairo, Tel 02 2591 7783/1267/7561
“Egypt: The Confrontation” initiative aims at facing terrorism through art offering for free a number of concerts and theatre shows among others Al Halal produced by Al-Taliaa Theatre Company, On the Name of History features actor Mahmoud Masaoud and Madih Al Mahaba (Praising Prophet Mohamed) starring actress Sawsan Badr produced by the National Theatre Company. The closing ceremony of the event that features 500 artists will take place at the National Theatre
(Performances run from 2 to 20 January, 7pm).
Taliaa Theatre
Attaba Square, next to the Metro Station, Tel 02 2593 7948/2592 0522
Zaki Tolimat Hall
Wahed Tani (Someone Else), a play starring Ahmed Siyam, Amr Abdel-Aziz, Hani Saad, Hossam Hamdi, Inas Shiha, décor and costumes by Wael Abdallah, music by Mohamed Raouf, written by Mustafa Saad and directed by Shadi Sorour
(Performances run daily, 9pm).
Beram Al-Tunsi Theatre
Al-Gaish St, Al Azaritah, Qesm Bab Sharqi, Alexandria, Tel (03) 5929960/5913835
Layla Min Alf Layla (A Night from A Thousand Nights), a play directed by Mohsen Helmi starring theatre icon Yehia Al-Fakhrani, Lotfi Labib and budding singers Mohamed Mohsen and Heba Magdi, Salma Ghareeb, Walid Fawaz, written by late vernacular poet Beram Al-Tunsi
(Performances run daily until 12 January, 8pm and every Monday, 3pm).

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