Amy Winehouse play to open in Copenhagen

2012-10-25 18:13
Copenhagen - The life of late British singer Amy Winehouse is the focus of a new play opening in January at the Danish Royal Theatre in Copenhagen, the theatre said on Wednesday.

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.

Highest-selling album

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.