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Closing Date Announced for Ghost The Musical at the Piccadilly Theatre

Tuesday, 19th Jun 2012  

The Musical Adaptation of the Hit Movie Will Make Way for Spice Girls Musical Viva Forever

Recently it was revealed that “Viva Forever”, the musical based on the hits of the Spice Girls, would choose Piccadilly Theatre as its home, meaning that “Ghost The Musical” would either be coming to an end or would have to find a new venue. Now closing notices have finally come to light, indicating that London theatre audiences now have until October 2012 to see the musical adaptation of the hit early-90s movie.

The story focuses on Sam (Mark Evans) and Molly (Siobhan Dillon), a young American couple who, whilst walking home one night, are accosted by a mugger and the exchange ultimately leaves Sam dead. But he has not yet passed on into the afterlife and instead finds himself walking the Earth as a ghost. It is through this that he discovers that Molly is in danger of being killed by his own murderer and he sets out to stop this, enlisting the help of the phoney psychic Oda Mae Brown (Sharon D Clarke). Time will tell if he can stop Molly from suffering the same fate as him.

The musical is based on the hit movie from the early 1990s, which featured Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore and Whoopi Goldberg in the lead roles. The film is an iconic one that remains popular to this day.

Once that show is over audiences can expect “Viva Forever” to open sometime later. All that is currently known is that it is set to open its doors in December and that the plot will cover themes like love and friendship during a television talent show. Jennifer Saunders has penned the book, whilst the producer is Judy Craymer who is best known for “Mamma Mia!”

The Spice Girls are a well known girl group who had many hit singles in the late 1990s, spreading the message of girl power around the world in the process. Their songs include “Wannabe”, “2 Become 1” and “Viva Forever”.

“Ghost the Musical” continues its run at the Piccadilly Theatre until Saturday 6th October 2012. “Viva Forever” follows it from December.

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