Amy Winehouse's father slams Danish play based on late singer's life

The father of Amy Winehouse has hit out at a Danish theatre company for staging a play about his late daughter's life.

The performance of 'Amy' will portray the 'enormous pressure a sensationalist public put on a young superstar when her problems began'.

Written by a Danish company 'Det roede rum' ('The red room'), and staged at Copenhagen's Royal Danish Theatre, the production will also focus on Amy's battle with drugs, alcohol, and her marriage to Blake Fielder-Civil when it opens in January.

The Grammy-winning singer died of alcohol poisoning at her north London home in July last year, aged 27.

Today her father Mitch branded the Scandinavian show 'a load of rubbish' and insisted it is only a money-making exercise.

He told Yahoo!News UK: "It will be like any of these unauthorised biographies that are made about her - they can't use the songs so it won't be worth seeing.

"It dosn't matter to them whether it's too soon, they're only interested in making money and nothing else bothers them.

"We can't do anything about it if they do want to go ahead, but I think it will be a load of rubbish."

Det roede rum's production will be based on material from interviews, acceptance speeches, concerts, newspapers, letters and songs from the tragic singer's albums 'Frank' and 'Back to Black'.

The Danish company say the play will feature Amy's 'fast-paced career, her struggle with the demons and the destructive love affair between her and her boyfriend Blake Fielder-Civil'.

After her death in July 2011, Amy Winehouse's 2006 album, 'Back to Black' became Britain's biggest-selling album of the 21st century.

Emmet Feigenberg, artistic director for the Royal Danish Theatre, said: "The Royal Danish Theatre is an entirely nonprofit institution, and the truth is that we will spend money on the production.

"Ticket-prices will be as low as possible and Amy will be performing approximately thirteen times on one of our smallest stages in a small scale and intimate production.

"It is fair to say, that the performance won’t be any cash-cow."

The theatre added that it had cleared the rights to use her music, and that the show would be performed 'in (and because of our) great respect for Amy Winehouse’s tremendous talent'."