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Not so Viva Forever as Spice Girls show closes

The Spice Girls musical Viva Forever! is to close after around six months in the West End.

The show, inspired by the group's songs and put together by Mamma Mia's Judy Craymer and written by Jennifer Saunders, will end with a final performance on June 29.

Ms Craymer said: "It is with a heavy heart we've had to make this very difficult decision to post closing notices for this original show which is blessed with one of the most brilliant casts on the West End stage."

The band – Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton, Victoria Beckham, Mel C and Mel B – reunited for the opening night in December.

They said: "We want to thank the cast and all the fans for their support, and although Viva Forever! won't continue in the West End we are thrilled that thousands of people who came to the show had as much fun as we did."