Egypt: Theatre play banned in governorate of Suez

On February 9 the play “Ghaybouba” (Coma) by Mahmoud El Toukhy, directed by Shady Soroura and starring well-known Egyptian actor Ahmed Bedeir, has been banned by the governorate of Suez after public complains over the play’s tarnishing of Egypt’s 2011 Revolution. The governorate of Suez is home to the first martyrs of the 25 January uprising against Mubarak in 2011. “Coma” was produced by Theatre House (Beit El Masrah El Fanni), a body that operates under the culture ministry.
Ahram online reports that the actor Ahmed Bedeir is an outspoken critic of the January revolution and continues to be a staunch supporter of the Mubarak regime. In January, the city of Hurghada in the Red Sea governorate hosted “Coma” where Governor Ahmed Abdallah presented Bedeir with an honorary governorate shield.

Source: Egypt: Theatre play banned in governorate of Suez « Artsfreedom; Ahram online