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Father pulls the plug on Amy Winehouse play

The late singer's father gave no reason for refusing permission. Picture: Reuters

The late singer's father gave no reason for refusing permission. Picture: Reuters

MITCH Winehouse, father of the late singer Amy Winehouse, has halted the performance of a play about his daughter, refusing permission for the use of her music and photos.

The play Amy, which was to have opened in Denmark on 30 January in a theatre in central Copenhagen, was based on interviews, concerts, Winehouse’s letters and newspaper articles. Denmark’s Royal Theatre had earlier been granted a permit to perform the play by the Danish copyright agency Koda.

Koda said Mitch Winehouse objected to the use of any of her music, photos or belongings but gave no reason why. Amy, written by a group of 11 Danish playwrights, depicted the life of the Grammy-winning singer who died from alcohol poisoning in July last year, aged 27.

 
 
 

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