Dubai Studio City, a member of TECOM Investments, today announced it has pledged its support for staging the award winning Egyptian play ‘The Body Guard’ as part of its efforts to showcase the region’s rich cultural aspects and accelerate the growth of the region’s film industry.
For the first time in Dubai, legendary Egyptian actor Adel Imam, along with a cast of 50 actors and actresses, will perform live from 22-24 May, at the Cultural Theatre, Al Mamzar. The play was written by Yousif Maati and Samir Khafaji and directed by Rami Imam.
Jamal Al Sharif, Executive Director, Dubai Studio City said: “Dubai Studio City is delighted to support one of Egypt’s longest-running Arabic plays, ‘The Body Guard’. As the world’s only dedicated free zone for film and broadcast production, it is our sincere endeavour to bring to Dubai one of the Arab world’s most acclaimed theatre performance that reflects modern life.
“In addition, by staging thought-provoking plays that blend incisive humour, Dubai Studio City will demonstrate its vital role in showcasing the diverse and rich cultural strands of the Arab region in Dubai.”
Also starring Shireen Saif Naser, Izat Abu Oof and Saeed Abed Al Ghani, the play is a comedy that revolves around a prisoner who receives an offer from a businessman to work for his wife as a bodyguard.
Adnan Osman, Executive Producer for ‘The Body Guard’ and Film Distributor said: “We express our sincere gratitude to Dubai Studio City as we acknowledge their support in bringing the show to Dubai. When we first entered Dubai’s film and media production scene in 2005, Dubai Studio City willingly extended its support and since then the cluster has become our priority destination for film and media projects.”
Launched in February 2005, Dubai Studio City was established to provide world class infrastructure and services to boost the growth of the film, TV, radio production, post-production and broadcast industries in the region. In April this year, it launched the DSC Market – www.DSCMarket.com – an online global marketplace for film production, photography and ancillary services, which revolutionized the way business is conducted in Dubai.