Theater

Ala Hurukruk (On the Edge)

Director : Amr Gamal
Playwriter : Amr Gamal & Mazen Ref’at
Associated Playwriter : Marwan Mofreq
Produced By : Adenium Productions, KHALEEJ ADEN THEATER TROUPE

The production of ‘On the Edge’ comes to the theater stage through presenting new matters reflecting the current social and political clashes in Aden city today. The production will premier in August 2019 on the stage of 1000 nights in Aden city. This is the first time Khaleej Aden troupe will stage their production in a new space other than Hurricane theater; the space that formally hosted every past production of the troupe’s in Aden. In this theater production, 7 different satirical scenes will come to life on the stage in which each scene present a social issue implicating the ongoing times of unrest inside Yemen. 8 original folklore songs are to be presented within scenes as an attempt to further promote musical theater to local Yemeni audience.

  • Production Year: 2019

Sonea Fe Alhafa (Made in The Neighborhood)

Director : Amr Gamal
Playwriter : Amr Gamal
Produced By : Radio Netherlands Worldwide

Made in the Neighborhood play, belonging to the oppressed theater, which is an interactive theater that gives the audience the opportunity to change the events of the play according to their point of view, the goal of this method is to find solutions to the problem that the play sheds light on from the audience.

The play was performed in twenty secondary schools in the Aden city. The play revolves around Osama, a high school student who lives in a broken family that does not care about him and does not listen to him and his problems.

Osama becomes severely depressed and becomes an introvert, which causes his schoolmates to bully him, and he does not find anyone at school to do justice to him or defend him. His psychological condition worsens. A terrorist organization takes care of him and gives him all the attention, so he is attracted to them and they succeed in recruiting him to take revenge on society.


  • Production Year: 2017

Saraf Ghair Sehei (Reckless Renovation)

Director : Amr Gamal
Playwriter : Amr Gamal
Produced By : Khaleej Aden Theater Troupe

In this theater production, the troupe focuses on a critical struggle Yemeni elite community (politicians, journalists, activists..etc.) were facing upon the Arab Spring. Through dramatic conflict within family members divided upon one another into “anti-regime” rebels and regime supporters “remnants”. The play leads to a situation where the family find themselves stuck inside a restored bathroom, missing important appointments, the incident uncover their ugly side and shows how their relationship as a family is far fragile in comparison to the clash. The production premiered in October 2014 in Aden. The troupe was in preparation to open the production in Sana’a and Taiz but the war erupted. Back in Aden, the stage decorations were entirely destroyed offering no change for the play to continue being performed.

  • Production Year: 2014

Aud Thiqab (Match Stick)

Director : Amr Gamal
Playwriter : Amr Gamal
Produced By : Khaleej Aden Theater Troupe

Match Stick is a Yemeni play written and directed by Amr Gamal. The Play tells the story of 3 age stages of a girl named "Amal" and the violence practiced against her during each age stage, through a number of characters such as her father, her mother and her old-age husband.
The play discussed bold issues that Yemeni society usually avoids discussing, especially in the theater, such as child rape, girls marrying for Qat debts, verbal and physical violence in the marital relationship and child marriage.

  • Production Year: 2011

Kart Ahmar (Red Card)

Director : Amr Gamal
Playwriter : Amr Gamal
Associated Playwriter : Yaser A.Baki, Adnan Alkhadher, Raed Taha.
Produced By : Khaleej Aden Theater Troupe

In this theater production, Khaleej Aden Troupe used an independent scene structure where each scene has its own story and cast, lasting between 12 to 15 minutes. 11 scenes in total were in this production. Each scene tackled a negative phenomenon in the Yemeni society; domestic violence, child labor, fraud, corruption in Judiciary system..etc. Each scene ends with a group of performers dashing in and raising a red card signaling that this practice must come to an end.

  • Production Year: 2010

Ma’ak Nazel  (Going down with you)

Director : Amr Gamal
Playwriter : Amr Gamal
Original Playwriter : Volker Ludwig
Produced By : German House – Yemen / German Foreign Office

An adaption of the German musical production “Line #1”, this theater production was a milestone in the history of Yemeni theater, achieving great level of public success and scoring high reviews between critics and writers. The production premiered in Sana’a in October 2009. After playing in several Yemeni cities and reaching international interest, the production took off to Europe and was presented in Berlin in June 2010, becoming the first Yemeni play to be performed in Europe. In this adopted production, Amal is a victim of tourist marriage; a trend spreading widely in Yemen where an older man from the Gulf countries marries her for several days then disappears from her life, leaving her alone and pregnant. A year later, Amal learns that her husband is in Aden. She follows him to the city, reaches the bus station in Aden and begins meeting locals; each with different background representing a fabric of the Yemen society.

  • Production Year: 2009

Sayidati Al-Jamila (My Fair Lady)

Director : Amr Gamal
Playwriter : Amr Gamal
Original Playwriter : George Bernard Shaw
Produced By : Khaleej Aden Theater Troupe

An adaptation of George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, this production tells a love story that analyzes prejudgment of the society towards individuals from lower background; regardless of their success path and stories.

  • Production Year: 2008

The Dot Com Family (Family.com)

Director : Amr Gamal
Playwriter : Amr Gamal
Produced By : Khaleej Aden Theater Troupe

In this theater production, Khaleej Aden troupe were introduced to the stage for the first time as an official theater company. Their first production was presented to 350 members of paying audience. The production tells a story of an old school type father who thinks negatively of the impact of technology on the new generation. The father removes the computer from his children’s room to the living area to ensure more supervision from his end. As a result, a demonstration takes place in the living area where the children protest their father’s decision.

  • Production Year: 2005

TV

Aden Alfan (Aden The Art)

Director : Amr Gamal
Produced By : Adenium Productions, AIC TV

Aden the Art, TV interviews with a number of Aden's veteran artists, take us on a journey around the art scene in Aden from the fifties of the last century until today.

  • Production Year: 2021
  • Number of Episodes: 14

Abwab Moghlaka (Closed Doors)

Director : Amr Gamal
Associated Playwriter : Marwan Mafraq
Original Playwriter : The Agatha Christie Italic House novel
Produced By : Al-Saeeda TV Channel

This police series is based on the novel "Crooked House" by the famous British writer Agatha Christie. It is a new experience for the Yemeni TV where this narration was adapted to suit the events of Yemeni society through an interesting story about a murder that occurs in a villa of a wealthy Yemeni family, where the head of the family is poisoned so that all residents of the villa are accused of murder. And so, the police orders to close the doors of the villa until the investigation is done. Behind these closed doors we discover how the residents of the villa, even though they are one family, they have had deep differences for many years, and this crime brings out those differences to the public. .

  • Production Year: 2016
  • Number of Episodes: 20

Forsa Akheera (One Last Chance)

Director : Amr Gamal
Playwriter : Amr Gamal, Mazen Refaat, Marwan Mafraq and Yasser Abdel Baqi
Produced By : Al-Saeeda TV Channel

A social TV series filmed entirely in the city of Aden discusses one of the most thorny issues in Yemen through the story of an average family from the city of Aden. One Last Chance was the first dramatic work to discuss the effects of the summer war of 1994 and its impact on the social reality of the population of southern Yemen through focusing on the issue of thousands of factory workers who were laid off from their jobs after the war, this issue that lasted for three decades without a solution or compensation to the workers and their families. The General Secretariat of the National Dialogue Conference honored the makers of the series for the objectivity with which the series discussed this sensitive human rights issue.

  • Production Year: 2013
  • Number of Episodes: 30

Hafat Al-Uns (The fun avenue)

Director : Amr Gamal
Playwriter : Khaleej Aden Troupe
Produced By : Al-Saeedah TV channel

In this TV production, a series of 30 short theater sketches (episodes) discusses a fictional neighbors in a local avenue in Aden city. The production focuses on issues and matters witnessed after Yemen’s 2011 youth revolution and the changes occurred within. The TV series was produced by Al-Saeedah TV channel and was broadcasted during Ramadan season 2012.

  • Production Year: 2012
  • Number of Episodes: 30