WHO WE ARE
El-Alfy Theatre Company is a new International Theatre Company based in both London and Cairo set up by director Ahmed El-Alfy. We aim to produce provocative, and innovative Theatre with a cultural twist and flavour of other cultures' theatre to tour around the world.
We work with bold and creative Artists with high standards who are willing to exceed the boundaries in making a challenging Theatre experience to the audience that they can never forget.
Libby Everall graduated from a costume design and history degree at Wimbledon College of the Arts in London. Following a career in the Film industry assisting in productions such as X-Men 1st Class, Exodus and Secret Service. Costume illustration has also played a happy part in her career illustrating designs for Game of Thrones and the Russian ballet in a new production of Romeo and Juliet.
Her design credits have been within theatre and independent film productions, also styling for companies such as Samsung in recent commercials. Bold design, creative and imaginative flare with her clear understanding of the demands for the theatrical costume and the more delicate on screen designs result in a beautiful reflection of history and style within the different productions she has worked on.
Perdita is an English with Creative Writing graduate from Falmouth University. Her first play Be Civil, Disobey sold out at The Bike Shed Theatre. Since then it has been performed with Writers Avenue and as part of the One Act Festival at Lost Theatre. Other theatre credits include Vertical Line Theatre, Theatre 41, Oryx Productions, Directors Cut, Writers Avenue and rehearsed readings at the Lyric and Soho theatre.
Perdita is also a member of the Soho Young Company where she founded the London comedy sketch group Kitten Killers. Their first show enjoyed a sell-out run at the Camden Fringe Festival. They went on to perform their first Edinburgh Fringe Festival with Underbelly and they are very excited to be returning with Underbelly at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe. They were Grand Finalists for this year’s Golden Jester Awards and semi-finalists at The Laughing Horse New Act Competition.
Perdita has also won the Global Newsbox Travel Writing competition and the 221b Short Story competition and is now very proud to be part of the exciting projects of El-Alfy Theatre Company.
Ahmed El-Alfy is a London based Theatre Director/Producer who believes that Theatre is not there to preach rather than to share an experience with the audience and it’s up to them to decide.
He wants to create a world on stage that could also exist in the imaginations of the audience and is very interested in identity and culture, where he thinks about a performance as a way of measuring ourselves against other possibilities of ourselves.
Theatre includes (Directing credits): Gotcha by Barrie Keeffe - Arabic Translation (The Greek Campus - Cairo), The Comedy of Oedipus by Ali Salem (The Lion and Unicorn Theatre - London), Third Floor by Jason Hall (The Cockpit Theatre – London), Unbroken by Alexandra Wood (The Karamel Club - London), Orphans by Dennis Kelly (McAulay Studio - Hong Kong Arts Center), Six Characters in search of an author by Luigi Pirandello - Adapted by Rupert Goold and Ben Power (McAulay Studio - Hong Kong Arts Center), The Dumb Waiter by Harold Pinter (Hong Kong Fringe Club), Gotcha by Barrie Keeffe (The Karamel Club - London), In the Next room or the Vibrator Play by Sarah Ruhl (McAulay Studio – Hong Kong Arts Center), In a Forest Dark and Deep by Neil Labute (Ralph Richardson Memorial Studios - London), Then they came for me by Olga Nikora (Greenwich Theatre, London), Be Civil, Disobey by Perdita Stott (Lost Theatre)
Film includes: The Zero Hour
Play Translations and Adaptations include: The Comedy of Oedipus (Into English) by Ali Salem, Gotcha by Barrie Keeffe (Into Arabic)
Ahmed Al Abyooki is a composer and music distributor of Egyptian assets currently residing in Bahrain. Abyooki specialises in restoring old Western music and Eastern distribution, interested in integrating music (Fusion), Western and Eastern.
Abyooki performed in many concerts and music festivals in Bahrain, including the Spring of Culture.
He redistributed Ahmed Moneeb’s song “Dayret Al Rehla” to a French song. Integrated the different kinds of music from Eastern music, reggae, blues, rock, jazz, and flamenco for the film, which will be presented in the gallery of international film festivals.
The redistribution of the song 'Gimme Shelter' by The Rolling Stones especially composed for El-Alfy Theatre Company’s production ‘Afashtak’ / Gotcha in Egypt with a new title ‘Lehad Emtah’.