The birth, trials and triumphs of the National Theatre since 1940s

The Uganda National Cultural Centre (UNCC), commonly referred to as the National Theatre, in Kampala. PHOTO/FILE

What you need to know:

  • Before the colonialists, theatre existed in form of epic performances, although the Euro-centric view took it that theatre never existed in Uganda.

On the eve of Independence in 1962, the British colonial administrator at the National Theatre dismissed the director.
He was accused of trying to Africanise the National Theatre.

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