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CAIRO – 25 August 2017: The National Theatre announced the return of performing theatre play Alf Leila We Leila on the stage.
The performance will take place three times a week; Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
The play was written by the legendary poet Beram El Tonsy and directed by Mohsen Helmy.
The play narrates the story of an old beggar who roams the streets singing with his daughter, at the time of the king’s crowning ceremony.
The king, who is still a young man, falls in love with the beggar’s daughter. He chooses to mask his real family and title.
Depending on dances, music, and songs is the main elements of the play’s success, because it attracts different types of people.
It is also considered a strong comeback for the Egyptian National theatre, as the play managed to generate a lot of money.
Starring Yehia El Fakharany, Heba Magdi, Mohamed Mohsen, Lotfy Labib and a number of cast members from the National Theatre.
El Fakhrany’s last contribution to the National Theatre was Shakespeare’s King Lear back in 2001.