Spice Girls musical Viva Forever! to return to London?
Is it what you really, really want? Mel C has sparked rumours that Spice Girls musical Viva Forever could make a comeback.
Written by Ab Fab star Jennifer Saunders, the musical opened in December 2012 and featured the girl group’s biggest hits, including "Who Do You Think You Are", "Wannabe", "2 Become 1", “Spice Up Your Life” and the title track. It centred around Viva, who finds herself in the public spotlight overnight as she auditions for a TV show with her band.
The production ran at the Piccadilly Theatre, and starred Hannah John-Kamen, Sally Ann Triplett, Siobhan Athwal and Lucy Phelps. Viva Forever wasn’t received well by the critics, and was closed after six months.
However, it could be making a comeback. Talking about the musical to Gay Times, Spice Girl Mel C said: I think, at some point, yeah – at some point, I think. The music lends itself so well to musical theatre and I just think, at some point, we will [bring it back].
"It's something we talk about. We'd really love to make that work and for people, not only in London to enjoy it, but tour it and take it international. We'd love to do that.”
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