Invitation to watch "ESTHER" - A musical by Richard Cowling

Starting September 25, 2019 - Ending September 25, 2020

Members of the University community are hereby invited by the Department of Music to watch ESTHER - A musical written by Richard Cowling with details as follows:


Date: Thursday, September 26 to Sunday, September 29, 2019

Time: 7:30 pm each night

Venue: E.T.S Drama Studio, University of Ghana, Legon

Rate: GHC 10 for Students, GHC 20 for Others


Esther is a post-exile story about Jews who stayed behind after most returned to Jerusalem after captivity. Babylon was conquered by Persia and Esther miraculously becomes the queen of the land, and saves her people.

Esther becomes the queen to Ahasuerus of Persia. She was personally chosen by the King. “The king loved Esther more than all the women, and she found favor and kindness with him” (2:17), probably because of her beauty and intelligence.

Mordecai (Esther’s guardian) refused to bow down and pay homage to Haman a high official of the king. Haman becomes infuriated and plots to destroy all the Jews in the kingdom because of his pride. Mordecai hears of the plot and reports it to his Esther. “For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place and you and your father’s house will perish. And who knows whether you have not attained royalty for such a time as this?” (4:14).

Esther takes her petition to the king and pleas for the protection of her Jewish people from Haman’s wicked stratagem. The king out of anger, has Haman hung on the gallows, which he had built to destroy all the Jews. Esther’s faith and courage saves her people.

The purpose of Esther’s story is to demonstrate God’s love and sovereignty in all circumstances


This musical is directed by Dr Ben Amakye-Boateng and Mr Timothy Andoh, with stage directions from Prof Martin O Owusu and Choreography by Sena Atsugah