The National Theatre of Ghana will reintroduce a popular Ghanaian stage drama called “Concert Party” to make the theatre a beacon of performing and also make the sector relevant to Ghanaians.
Following a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the National Theatre and Multimedia Group Limited, on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 in Accra.
The partnership agreement was to fulfill the strategic plan of the National Theatre, which is to inspire artistic experience, engage and enrich their communities and broadening their audience base.
Speaking at the Launch of the New Concert Party and the signing of the MoU, the Executive Director of the National Theatre, Mrs. Emi Appiah Frimpong said Concert Party had been in existence for over a century in Ghana and had provided jobs for the actors and actress in the industry.
“Concert Party” has been with us for over a century and remains a popular stage drama for Ghanaians. It belongs to us and we can’t just let fade away and it would also help thrive our film industry,” she said.
“This partnership has come at an opportune time for all of us to fulfill our needs and we committed to providing the sector with creative productions that are relevant to Ghanaians as well as addressing and highlighting the wealth and wisdom of our country”. She added.
The Board Chairman of the National Theatre, Nana Fredua Ofori Atta, said, the partnership with the Multimedia would help broadcast the New Concert Party to the whole world.
He urged the performing acts to respect and show the true value of the concert and stand united.
Mr. Ofori Atta called on cooperate organisations to support the National Theatre and Multimedia so that they can sustain the project.
The Channel Manager of Multimedia Mrs. Abena Yiadom said, one of the the aim of the partnership was to promote the rich Ghanaian heritage and also urged management of the National Theatre to help publicise the concert.
The maiden edition of the “Concert Party” will be held on Sunday, June 23, 2019 at the National Theatre.