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MADONNA'S bid to adopt a young Malawian girl is the subject of an African dance musical being performed at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Mercy Madonna Of Malawi is an African spin on the singer's controversial adoption of four-year-old Chifundo Mercy James.
The 50-year-old singer is played by African actor Robert Magasa who dons a blonde wig and pointy bra for the role.
Award-winning director Toby Gough, a close friend of singer Kylie Minogue, describes the show as a "modern day African 'Annie'".
He said: "There are those very much against the adoption. Others say they would want to be in an orphanage when Madonna came to call because they would want to live a luxurious life.
"There is no real answer to whether Madonna should or should not have been allowed to do this but it makes for good drama."
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