Wednesday 13 December 2017

Spice Girls join forces for musical

The Spice Girls have launched new musical Viva Forever
The Spice Girls have launched new musical Viva Forever

The Spice Girls have reunited once more on the staircase which proved to be their step to stardom.

The group were back together for the first time since they completed their 2008 reunion tour as they launched Viva Forever, a stage musical inspired by their songs.

The staircase at St Pancras Hotel in London famously featured in the video for the band's debut single Wannabe as they ran amok in the building.

When it was filmed in 1996, the property was unoccupied but it has now been lavishly refurbished as the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel. And the Girls - Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton, Victoria Beckham, Mel C and Mel B - looked similarly elegant as they lined up.

They were joined by producer Judy Craymer and Jennifer Saunders, who has written the new production.

Viva Forever will feature chart hits recorded by the group during their years of chart domination in the late 1990s and is due to open at the Piccadilly Theatre in London's West End on December 11.

The group revealed they were thrilled to see each other again and said there was an added resonance now they were all mothers.

Geri said: "We've all got children now and I think that's something else that has united us. Our musical Viva is really about being a mum, children, family, joy and fun - and that's what we have in common now, being mums."

Mel C added: "Us girls, we have a long-standing friendship and we're in touch and we see each other as often as we can so we don't get to do things like this publicly very often. Victoria's flying off, but we're all going to see each other soon."

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