UK NEWS: MADONNA ADOPTION MUSICAL PERFORMED AT THE EDINBURGH FRINGE

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Via BBC News

A musical about pop star Madonna’s attempts to adopt a young African girl is being performed at the Edinburgh Fringe by a Malawian cast.

The 50-year-old star is portrayed in the play Mercy Madonna of Malawi by a black male actor in a blonde wig

One of the performers, Shombi Banda, 29, claims he was heckled by the star when he performed for her in Malawi.

He said she responded to a play about the African cultural identity by saying “money is the answer to everything.”

The show looks at how Madonna was given ­custody of four-year-old Mercy James.

It also attempts to depict how people in the African country viewed the case.

Madonna first spotted Mercy in an orphanage when she visited the African state in 2006.

After a long-running court battle, the nation’s highest court ruled earlier this year that the star could adopt the youngster on a permanent basis. Continue Reading….

I hope this musical comes to London. It looks hilarious!!! 

Click here to watch preview.

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2 replies »

  1. I am tired of people using children to make money. How many people have tried to help their own from abroad and have been swindled and given up. So, its better 4 madonna to cough her money and have them enjoy it without lifting a fingure? And the father’s appearance later was a joke. So madona was to support him aswell and his future wife and kids because she chose to support mercy? This is the problem with charity.

  2. ‘Finger’ i meant.
    Anyway, i’ll be watching it. It’s good to have it created and good theme.

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