Umm Kulthum & The Golden Era

A Musical Tribute


Ithra, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
7th – 17th March 2023

The story… the legend… the voice… premiering at Ithra!

At the turn of the 20th century, a young girl is born in the Egyptian Delta, and from humble beginnings she becomes the “Star of the Orient,” shining her talent over Egypt and the entire Arab-speaking world. Born into relative poverty, her father recognises her musical ability at a young age and disguises her as a young boy so she can use her talent to feed the family. Her talent is so great that all convention is broken and Umm Kulthum is mentored by the best composers and writers of the era to become a legend. Jealousy leads to a libellous scandal that nearly derails all of her hopes and dreams. She sacrifices true love for her legacy, but what a legacy!

Experience the captivating and remarkable story of Umm Kulthum as her legend comes to life on the Ithra stage.

Producer & Writer: Mona Khashoggi
Director: Bronagh Lagan


Arab News
14th March 2023

Independent Arabia
8th March 2023

 Al Afkar Magazine
8th March 2023

World Today News
4th March 2023

Arab News
4th March 2023

Asharq Al-Awsat
4th March 2023


Umm Kulthum & the Golden Era performed for the first time at Ithra Theatre

Sayyidaty, 16th March 2023

Interview with author, theatrical and film producer Mona Khashoggi

SBC, 22nd March 2023

Feature on MBC