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Amy Winehouse play to open in Denmark

Danish Royal Theatre in Copenhagen to focus on life of late singer

Amy Winehouse's marriage to Blake Fielder-Civil is one of the topics touched on by new play.
Amy Winehouse's marriage to Blake Fielder-Civil is one of the topics touched on by new play.
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THE LIFE OF the late singer Amy Winehouse is the focus of a new play opening in January at the Danish Royal Theatre in Copenhagen, the theatre said yesterday.

The performance, called Amy, is to portray the “enormous pressure a sensationalist public put on a young superstar when her problems began,” it said in a statement.

The play is based on material from interviews, acceptance speeches, concerts, newspapers, letters and songs from the albums Frank and Back to Black.

Written in Danish by a consortium of 11 people called Det roede rum (The red room), it will also depict Winehouse’s relationship with drugs, alcohol and her marriage to Blake Fielder-Civil.

Grammy-winner Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning at her London home in July 2011, aged 27.

Following her death, her 2006 album Back to Black became Britain’s highest-selling album of the 21st century.

She rocketed to fame after winning five Grammy awards off the back of her album Back to Black and famously sang about her refusal to seek treatment for her addiction in her single Rehab.

Amy opens on January 30 next year in Copenhagen.

- © AFP, 2012

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