Previous Post
Kuwait Returns Smuggled Ancient Egyptian Sarcophagus Lid
Next Post
Book Highlighting the First Ever Visit by a Saudi Royal to Egypt Has Just Been Released

Egypt's Version of 'Alice in Wonderland' Sets Sales Record for Egyptian Theatre

Wait what?! There's an Egyptian Alice?

Egypt's version of the play “Alice in Wonderland" official broke sales record in Egyptian theatre history, with close to EGP 1 million earned after only 40 showings at the Balon Theatre.

The play, which was fully booked the entire week, is based on the novel by English author, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson who wrote it under the alias of Lewis Caroll.

Written and directed by Mohsen Rizk, the Egyptian version of the play stars Marwa Abdel Moneim, Diyaa Shafik, Hany Abdel Moatamed and Basma Maher. Rizk adds that he was thrilled to see so many Egyptian families interacting with the show and the cast.Alice in Wonderland follows a young woman who falls into a rabbit hole and finds herself in a fantasy world where she gets to meet absurd characters like the Mad Hatter, the White Rabbit, the Queen of Hearts and more. The book was later adapted into several films, with the earliest one dating back to 1903, and the most famous one being the Disney version, released in 1951.

The classic's most recent remake is the Hollywood movie “Alice Looking through the Glass”, which was a sequel to “Wonderland” and featured A-listers like Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter and Ann Hathawy as the White Queen. 

Main Photo From Theatre Script





Todays Events
CJCxMada: Found In Translation IV
Date: 12/11/2018
Time: 10:00pm - 3:00am
Venue: Cairo Jazz Club
Shubbak El Fann @ Goethe-Institut Kairo
Date: 12/11/2018
Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Venue: Goethe Institute
Film Screenings + Discussions @ Zawya
Date: 12/11/2018
Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Venue: Zawya
Mantis Refills w/ Aly Goede
Date: 12/11/2018
Time: 10:00pm - 1:00am
Venue: Mantis
Boghdady Big Band Xmas Concert @ Cairo Opera
Date: 12/11/2018
Time: 8:00pm - 10:30pm
Venue: Cairo Opera House
Farmers Market @ Nūn Center
Date: 12/11/2018
Time: 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Venue: Nun Center
Tuesday After Work BBQ  @  CJC  610
Date: 12/11/2018
Time: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Venue: Cairo Jazz Club 610
'Roaming Birds' @ Art Talks
Date: 12/11/2018
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Venue: Art Talks