Spice Girls reunite for Viva Forever announcement

The Spice Girls have reunited for a press conference to announce Viva Forever!, a new stage musical. Our favourite five ladies were joined by producer Judy Craymer, who is responsible for bringing Mama Mia to the stage, at the announcement of the new show. Victoria Beckham (Posh Spice), Mel B (Scary Spice), Emma Bunton (Baby Spice), Mel C (Sporty Spice) and Geri Halliwell (Ginger Spice) were also accompanied by Ab Fab's Jennifer Saunders who has written the script for the musical.

The show will open at the Piccadilly Theatre in London just before Christmas. Despite reuniting at the St Pancras Hotel for the press call (where they originally filmed the music video for their début single, 'Wannabe') it seems 'girl power' has done very little to bring the girls closer together. According to reports, they have agreed under their former manager Simon Fuller only to appear together for the announcement and on opening night. Under no circumstances will they be engaging in any joint interviews, nor will they be performing together at any point. However a couple of the members of the girl group did recently express their disappointment at not being invited to perform at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee concert.

"Makes me sooo sad spice girls wasn't part of the queens jubilee, break my heart big time, i was so up for it, watched some of it on tv, amazing!" tweeted Mel B.

For the press call, the girls wore a variety of contrasting outfits. They chose either a white or black/dark blue ensembles with Mel B, Emma and Victoria opting for darker hues and Geri and Mel C choosing lighter shades. Of course everyone was smiling pleasantly for the cameras except Mrs Beckham.

Viva Forever! will tell the story of a young woman, Viva, who appears on a reality talent contest. She is thrown together with four other girls (erm, sound familiar yet?) in a manufactured band. They go on to achieve international stardom but it ultimately costs them their friendships. The show will feature hit Spice Girls songs such as 'Wannabe,' 'Who Do You Think You Are?' and 'Mama'.

"Before I started writing, I chatted to Emma and Mel C together because they live in London. I later talked to Geri, while Judy spoke to Mel B and Victoria," Saunders revealed. "They have real affection for each other, and it's also clear this was a very special time of their lives."

  • What do you think of a Spice Girls musical? Are you as excited as the 14-year-old girl inside of me secretly is?

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