Viva Forever! Reviews - Piccadilly Theatre

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Venue Information

Piccadilly Theatre
16 Denman Street
London
London
W1D 7DY

Seating Plan

Directions

Directions
(2mins) Pass the famous illuminated signs on your right to take Glasshouse Street/Sherwood Street where the theatre can be seen.

Show Information
Booking From: Tuesday, 27th November 2012
Booking Until: Saturday, 29th June 2013
Matinees: Friday 5pm and Saturday 3pm
Evenings: Monday to Thursday and Saturday 7:30pm, Friday 8:30pm
Review Summary
Average Rating: 2.9 out of 5 stars based on 67 review(s)

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Latest Review: "This was really cheesy and unrealistic. I am 13 years old and I normally enjoy watching shows and..."

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    Tuesday, 2nd Jul 2013 by Laura

This was really cheesy and unrealistic. I am 13 years old and I normally enjoy watching shows and but this would be the last one to watch on my list. The singer was not strong enough to be in a west end show and the storyline was weak.

    Saturday, 29th Jun 2013 by Kay

Unbelievably awful! Lack-lustre performances, amateur acting, Mediocre singing & a coma-inducing story-line.

We spent the first half wondering if we should leave, then the second half regretting we hadn't! I am a Spice Girls fan- but apart from singing a few karaoke style Spice Girls songs this had no affiliation to them at all.

What on earth was Jennifer Saunders thinking?!!! Epic epic fail.

    Friday, 28th Jun 2013 by Domayne

I went into viva forever after reading the terrible reviews expecting to absolutely hate it, but I had quite a pleasant surprise! It was funny and entertaining and light hearted, Just what I needed! The crowd was good too and we sang along with the songs, everyone got up and danced at the end, I absolutely adored the woman who played vivas mums friend, she had me in stitches! Don't go into this expecting anything serious - Its fluffy entertainment, not the best, but enjoyable all the same :)

    Wednesday, 26th Jun 2013 by Paull

I loved the Spice Girls, but this was truly awful!

Terrible acting, drama school style singing and music so loud it left us half deaf!

Thank god its closing means nobody else will waste 3 hours of their life watching this rubbish!

What was laughable was the 'rent a crowd' obviously bought in as the performance was being filmed! These people were the only ones laughing and clapping... The real audience who were sat around me either left early or were quite vocal about how rubbish this was!

Waste of my money and time!!!

    Tuesday, 25th Jun 2013 by Becky

Wow- am totally shocked by how awful this show was. I love Spice Girls but this is an absolute embarrassment to them! Rubbish script, non-existent story-line & empty audience- totally dire evening. I should have been paid to go there!

    Saturday, 22nd Jun 2013 by Moo

If you're not a Spice Girls fan I don't think you'd enjoy this, but for those who love the music it's a fun, fluffy, brainless treat. It isn't as funny or as well-written as I expected from the talent behind it, but the problem is with the Spice Girls music that the lyrics aren't deep, and don't tie together: the songs don't stand up to scrutiny, they're just delicious bubble-gum pop. The cast were pretty good - the dancing was very good - and Two Become One was the highlight of the show. At the end we all danced along to Wannabe and Spice Up Your Life, which was all we wanted to do really. I am a huge Spice Girls fan and am glad I saw it, but I wouldn't have paid full price for my seats.

    Thursday, 16th May 2013 by Lorna

Absolutely loved it! You have to like the Spice Girls music and musicals in general though. I understand that some parts had been rewritten due to poor reviews. If that's right, they have done a good job and fixed it as far as I am concerned. Storylines for musical are always a bit cheesy - so you have to accept that. We go for the music, not the intellectual property! And Jennifer Saunders humour came through, as expected. Theatre was full and everyone was up singing and dancing. Brought laughter and tears to my eyes. Terrific night out. Spice Girls fans should not miss it!!

    Monday, 29th Apr 2013 by Natalie

Went with a group of friends, we had high expectations as we all love Jennifer Saunders and her witty material, but this show is ABSOLUTELY RUBBISH, I was appalled at the dreadful acting, it was like watching a local Am Dram group in the village hall, the singing was OK, the storyline was weak, it was a total waste of money. The fact the theatre was almost empty says it all, don't think this will be on for very much longer.

Don't waste your money, if you want to see a great show there are plenty more out there, just not this one

    Sunday, 28th Apr 2013 by Sara Lockwood

There were ten of us who went to see the show last night...

It was FAB!

After hearing poor reviews I went with an open mind and wasn't disappointed... Laughed, cried and the cast were fantastic...

It was good to see them laughing at their own script which had the audience in ruptures of laughter....

All up on our feet at the end and boogied on into the night on a high...

Please go and see, make up your own mind....

Would definitely see it again...

Sara...

    Friday, 26th Apr 2013 by Lilly

Was so looking forward to a night of camp kitsch fun but this misses by a mile. I was embarrassed by it. Completely lame and boring, rubbish storyline and poor jokes. Wasn't expecting high-brow but was expecting more from a Saunders script. The whole thing felt like a year 10 production. A complete load of poo. Some people walked out throughout, and at the end I could hear loads of people saying how s**t it was. Very, very poor :o(

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