Friday 20 October 2017

Spice Girls spice up London stage

Simon Fuller has announced a Spice Girls musical
Simon Fuller has announced a Spice Girls musical
Simon Fuller has announced a Spice Girls musical
Simon Fuller has announced a Spice Girls musical
Simon Fuller has announced a Spice Girls musical

A Spice Girls musical has finally been confirmed following months of rumours.

Judy Craymer, the creator of global hit Mamma Mia!, will be working with media tycoon Simon Fuller to bring the musical - tentatively titled Viva Forever - to the stage.

Craymer, who is thought to be worth £75 million from her film and stage hit based on Abba songs, said: "I'm delighted that Simon Fuller and the Spice Girls are so supportive of the idea of Viva Forever."

Media tycoon Simon said the musical would "create something really special for this next decade".

The show will "harness the distinct personality of The Spice Girls to create a musical that celebrates the energy and excitement of the biggest girl-band of all time", producers said.

The musical, which will not be a tribute show, is expected to open in London within the next two to three years.

Simon, behind TV hits such as Pop Idol and So You Think You Can Dance, is worth around £300 million.

The Spice Girls musical has been rumoured for a number of months after the band met up to discuss the project, but has only now finally been confirmed.

The Spice Girls became worldwide superstars in the late 1990s, guided by their manager Simon, with a string of No 1 hits. They sold more than 55 million records, packed huge venues and starred in their own movie.

When Geri Halliwell left the band she enjoyed a successful solo career, with Mel B, Mel C, Emma Bunton and Victoria Beckham eventually following suit by releasing records in their own right.

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