Viva Forever – the Spice Girls musical – Theatre Breaks
The hot news of June 2012 is that the Spice Girls musical Viva Forever will come to the Piccadilly Theatre this winter.
Viva Forever is created by Judy Craymer, (who also created smash hit Mamma Mia! which is moving to the Novello Theatre this September), and comedien Jennifer Saunders features 15 numbers from Ginger, Posh, Sporty, Scary and Baby and is all about a young lass being true to herself, her mum and a TV talent show.
Apparantly Emma and Mel C cried when they watched footage of the workshops – although judging by the news of a Mel B v Mel C rumpus earlier in the production process they were probably just crying with relief that the thing is finally up and running – which, let’s face it: we all are!!
Tickets will be on sale soon and auditions are being held over the next couple of months – I wonder if Sheridan Smith, who has recently pulled out of the Bridget Jones musical will be interested!
Along with The Bodyguard that also opens in the Autumn, London is getting quite a share of the Juke Box musicals that everyone seems to love these days. The afore mentioned Mamma Mia! already rubs shoulders with We Will Rock You, Jersey Boys, Dreamboats and Petticoats, Rock of Ages and Thriller – Live…. and I’m getting something about a Tina Turner musical in my ear as I type: more soon!
Viva Forever Theatre Breaks
For theatre and hotel packages look at the central London hotels around Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square if you want to stay where the action is after the show. For cheaper hotel options hop on the Piccadilly Line from Piccadilly Circus (20 seconds walk away) and head out to Kensington and Knightsbridge or North to Euston and Kings Cross and beyond: especially handing if you are catching the train the next morning!