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Full Cast for Viva Forever! with Spice Girls songs
The full cast has been announced for Viva Forever!, a new comedy musical by Jennifer Saunders, featuring the songs of the Spice Girls, which open at the Piccadilly Theatre 11 Dec 2012, following previews from 27 Nov - booking to 1 June 2013.
Sally Ann Triplett (Lauren, the mother), Hannah John-Kamen (Viva, the daughter), Siobhan Athwal (Luce) , Lucy Phelps (Diamond), Dominique Provost-Chalkley (Holly), Lucy Montgomery (Suzi), Simon Slater (Mitch), Bill Ward (one of the Judges), Sally Dexter (one of the Judges), Tamara Wall (one of the Judges), Ben Cura (Angel), Hatty Preston (Minty), Simon Adkins (Leon), Anthony Topham (Lance).
The ensemble includes Tom Kanavan, Zak Nemorin, Curtis Angus, Luke Jackson, Oliver Roll, David Rudin, Darren Carnall, Myles Brown, Charlotte Gorton, Rebecca Mckinnis, Lucy Thatcher, Roxanne Palmer, Charlotte Walcott, Sophie Carmen-jones, Carla Nella, Kirstie Skivington, Helen Ternent.
It is directed by Paul Garrington, designed by Peter McKintosh, lighting by Howard Harrison, choreography by Lynne Page, sound by Bobby Aitken, and music orchestrator and arranger Martin Koch.
It is produced by Judy Craymer in association with the Spice Girls, Simon Fuller and Universal Music.
Tells the story of a beautiful, talented girl and her best friends who get swept up in the obsession of today’s TV celebrity culture. As she follows her dream, the musical charts her journey into the world of overnight fame and its impact on her relationships with her mother and the friends she thought she’d have forever. From London to Spain and back again, as they confront the bitter reality of fame and as the world judges her, she and her mother learn to empower themselves and be who they really want to be.