Anne Frank given musical makeover

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A controversial new musical telling the life story of Anne Frank opens in Madrid later this month.

The producers call it an educational and sensitive portrayal of Anne's two years in hiding from the Nazis during World War II.

But her only living relative says showbusiness is profiting from the Holocaust.

Anne's cousin Buddy Elias, now 82, has called her a "fun-loving girl with a tremendous imagination".

Watching Anne Frank: A Song to Life, I soon found myself wondering whether the teenage heroine's sense of fun would extend to this much-hyped and occasionally kitsch new show.

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