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Sunday 21 September 2014

'Viva' la divas, no such thing as old Spice

Dean Gray

Published 12/12/2012 | 05:00

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It's time to find out whether Girl Power is still going strong, with the premiere of 'Viva Forever,' a new stage musical based on the songs of the Spice Girls.

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Celebrities at the premiere at London's Piccadilly Theatre included all five of the original Spice Girls, who helped put the fizz in the 1990s "Cool Britannia" scene: Victoria Beckham, Emma Bunton, Geri Halliwell, Melanie Chisholm and Melanie Brown – also known as Posh, Baby, Ginger, Sporty and Scary Spice, respectively.

The musical uses Spice Girls songs in a tale of four friends whose bond becomes strained when their band enters a TV talent show. It's a pop confection with heavyweight credentials.

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