A celebration of Egyptian film

Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Centre,
Kuwait City

In its golden age, the Egyptian film industry was distinctly characterized by placing songs, mostly romantic ones, at the forefront of movies’ plots. Musical films, in particular, were a cornerstone of an industry that rose to prominence on the shoulders of some of the biggest names in Arab music, such as Umm Kulthum, Mohamed Abdel Wahab, Layla Murad, Abdel-Halim Hafez, Najat and others. In return, their movies served as a shortcut to the hearts and minds of fans who grew up associating their favourite songs with timeless scenes on the big screen.

In Black and White, these memories are evoked in a theatrical show featuring set and projection design by 59 Productions that combines music and live performance with the participation of JACC’s orchestra.


Produced by

Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Centre


Hisham Jaber


Francesca Jaynes

Costume Designer

Fotini Dimou

Lighting, Set & Projection Design

59 Productions

Assistant Director

Sarah Nohra

Assistant Choreographer

Dale Mercer

Dance Captains

Dorian Mallia & Diane Portelli

Producer (for SJACC)

Talal Al-Muhanna


Design Director

Leo Warner

Video Designer

Tom Wexler

Set Designer

Claudia Fragoso

Lighting Designer

Matt Daw

Sound Designer

Ella Wahlström


Ben Cooper & Ollie Hester

Associate Set Designer

Joshua Doyle

Assistant Set Designer

Ayanna Blair-Ford

Assistant Video Designer

Felix Green

Video Programmer

Sam Jeffs

Technical Associate

Iain Syme

Stage Manager

Nicola Donithorn


Aaron Brady
David Curtis
Felix Green
Emily Howells
Max Italiaander
Edd Stockton

Lighting Programmer

Cat Carter

Production Managers

Phil Wilding
James Roxburgh
Murray Boyd

Design Intern

Marta Radecka