The premise of National Theatre last Saturday was filled to the brim with patrons eager to see the premiere of the highly-anticipated movie ‘Mad House’.
People anxiously waited to get their tickets scanned and head into the auditorium for the movie.
‘Mad House’ movie premiere defied perceptions that local movies don’t pull in audiences by recording a big turnout at the National Theatre in Accra on Saturday, June 15 during its premiere.
Hundreds of people turned up to watch their favourite actors, Akwasi Boadi popularly known as Akrobeto, Bismark Nii Odoi, (Bismark the Joke), Yaw Dabo who played lead roles in the movie.
The movie tells the story to help demystify the stigma surrounding the issue of mental health, by treating the issue comically.
The movie produced by MKON multimedia AND Listowell productions centered around the causes of mental health, what goes on in the psychiatric hospitals and the challenges of such facilities, using the Accra Psychiatric hospital as the location.
Though a comedy, the movie also addresses some serious issues in the Ghanaian society about the reality of mental health in the country.
The audience did not just love the movie but went crazy anytime their favorite casts appeared on screen. They roared with laughter anytime the ever funny Richmond Xavier Amoakoh aka Lawyer Nti of Kejetia and Makola fame and Yaw Dabo spoke.
Also, the special appearance of Kofi Adjorlolo in the movie sent deafening screams through the room as patrons could not keep calm.
The movie also featured Ekow Smith, Stephen Mawunyo (Oteele), Jessica Williams, Prince Amoabeng, Abeiku Nyame, Herbert A. Korley (Aweele) and a host of many more.
The event drew other celebrities including Bibi Bright, Roselyn Ngissah, Kobby Rana, media personality Halifax-Ansah Addo, celebrated music producer Fred Kyei Mensah, Ekow Blankson, Afia Akoto – deputy CEO of Masloc among others to the venue.
The massive attendance on the night ended with two showings as promised, first show started at exactly 7pm and ended at 9pm with second show starting.
The showing continues on the 22nd of June at the Watch and Dine cinema in Kumasi and 23rd June at the new theatre at the Koforidua Center for National theatre.
The movie is directed by Michael Kwaku Ola and Frank Fiifi Gharbin.