After years of waiting audiences finally get the chance to see what Jennifer Saunders and Judy Craymer have up their sleeves with “Viva Forever”, the Spice Girls musical that entertains audiences at the Piccadilly Theatre. The show was originally announced some time ago, but the show is finally upon us and audiences are in for a memorable ride. After all, the Spice Girls are well known all over the world for their hit songs and for spreading the word of Girl Power, so it is likely to be a much-talked-about production.
But it’s not just box office tickets that are finally available; so too is the synopsis. Prior to the announcement all that had been revealed was a focus on the TV talent shows such as “The X Factor”. Now we know that we will follow a young and beautiful girl, her friends, and their sudden rise to fame on the back of their extraordinary ability to sing, with this meteoric rise having an effect on her relationships with friends and family she fears she will leave behind. Of course, the show will also feature an array of songs along the way as well, which will be plucked from the back catalogue of the Spice Girls.
Jennifer Saunders is behind the book and she is well known as well, with many writing and acting credits to her name since she emerged on the scene as a part of the Comic Strip Presents group. She appeared in many movies for them in the 1980s and became famous as one half of French and Saunders, as well as the popular sitcom “Absolutely Fabulous”. As a writer her credits include “Jame & Jerusalem”, “Absolutely Fabulous”, “Mirrorball” and various French and Saunders live performances and television programmes, including their last tour together entitled “French and Saunders Still Alive”.
Then there’s producer Judy Craymer, who is best known for her work bringing “Mamma Mia!” to the stage, which also sees an original plot unfold whilst the songs of a well known pop act pay – in this case ABBA.
“Viva Forever” is at London’s Piccadilly Theatre from Tuesday 11th December 2012 (previews from Tuesday 27th November 2012).
|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|