Egyptian actor and director Mohamed Sobhy is celebrating the success of his latest theatrical play Nogoum El-Dohr, which is ending its run soon.

Nogoum El-Dohr attracted high attendance during the Muslim feast of Eid El-Fitr last week and is supposed to continue its run until the end of May.

Nogoum El-Dohr, which is performed on the stage of the Sonbol City Theatre on the Cairo-Alexandria Road every Thursday and Friday, is almost sold out for 12 Thursday and 13 Friday night.

Premiering in October with the attendance of dozens of prominent figures in the culture scene, the musical comedy show, directed by Sobhy, discusses the daily issues of Egyptians, featuring around 30 actors and singers from his troupe Actors Studio, including the veteran Samir Abdel-Aziz.

Co-written by Ayman Feteha, the show’s lyrics were written by Abdallah Hassan with the composition and music production of Sherif Hemdan.

Sharing some of the positive feedback from his fans on social media Sunday, Sobhy said: “My beloved viewers, what I present is for you and I hope nothing but to deliver you my message. You are the only support after Almighty God.”

Sobhy is currently preparing and rehearsing new shows for the summer season as part of his project “El-Masrah Lel-Gamie” (Theatre for All).

In February, Sobhy signed a cooperation protocol with Egypt’s leading production company United Media Services to collaborate on a number of fresh theatrical shows, as well as discover and train new talents.

The 1970 graduate of the Higher Institute of Theatrical Arts launched his fruitful career in 1968, performing in over 40 theatre shows, 22 films, and 25 TV series, with many being among the most popular Arab classics.

Sobhy, 74, recently celebrated his 50-year career by paying tribute to over 100 artists in an event titled “50 Sana Fann” (50 years of art).

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