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Amy Winehouse play axed in Denmark after father Mitch refuses rights

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An Amy Winehouse play has been scrapped in Denmark, after her father Mitch denied the rights to her music.

The Royal Theatre in Denmark was planning a special play based on the life story of the late British singer, but Mitch Winehouse is said to have refused the use of her songs and photographs.

Amy Winehouse Brit Awards 2007, Earls Court.  Singing on stage.

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Amy had been written by a group of 11 Danish playwrights, and was scheduled to launch on January 30, 2013 in Copenhagen. The story was based around interviews, gigs, letters and newspaper articles.

A spokesperson for Mitch Winehouse said that the family had never allowed access to the singer's life story, reports The AP.

Danish copywright company Koda had previously granted permission for the play to be performed at the theatre.

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Koda spokesperson Nicolaj Hylten-Cavallius said: "We acted in good faith when we gave them the permission for the performance. We believed that the format - a theater play - was okay.

"We were told by her father and the lawyers around him that we can forget all about the rights for the music, the photos, branding and everything."

Mitch Winehouse recently announced plans for a special tribute concert for his daughter to be held on September 14, 2014.

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