Wednesday 13 December 2017

Amy Winehouse musical to hit London’s West End?

The music star died in 2011 aged 27.

Amy Winehouse
Amy Winehouse

By Lucy Mapstone, Press Association Deputy Entertainment Editor

A musical celebrating the life of late singer Amy Winehouse could make its way to London’s West End, her father has said.

According to The Sun, Mitch Winehouse said at the recent Amy Winehouse Foundation Gala: “A musical celebrating her life and music is being talked about for the near future.

“It is something I’d really like to happen and I’ve said I’m happy for it to go ahead.”

Mr Winehouse said the show would be “for the West End”, and that the production would remember the star “for what she was”.

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The parents of singer Amy Winehouse, Mitch and Janis

He added that “there’s so much more to her than just the drugs and the alcohol”.

“We want to do something positive about how she developed her music,” Mr Winehouse said.

“What we don’t hear is that she was clean of drugs for three years when she died.”

The Back To Black singer died of alcohol poisoning at her home in Camden in north London on July 23 2011, aged 27.

Her death came after a battle with alcohol and drugs.

Her family set up charitable organisation the Amy Winehouse Foundation on what would have been her 28th birthday to combat drug and alcohol abuse among young people and help them overcome eating disorders or self-harm.

Across her celebrated career, Winehouse won several prestigious awards, including a number of Grammys, a Brit, a Mobo and three Ivor Novellos.

Winehouse was immortalised with a life-size bronze statue – complete with her trademark beehive hairdo – in Camden on what would have been her 31st birthday in 2014.

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