Girl power promises to be relived and reborn this year after the official Spice Girls musical, Viva Forever!, was unveiled at a glitzy ceremony at the Renaissance Hotel in St Pancras.
Attended by all five members of the Spice Girls - Victoria Beckham (Posh), Emma Bunton (Baby), Melanie Chisholm (Sporty), Melanie Brown (Scary) and Geri Hallowell (Ginger) - the Spice Girls were reformed for the first time publicly since their world tour in 2008, set against the backdrop for what was the location for their first hit single ‘Wannabe’.
The unvieling of the show, a musical featuring the songs of the Spice Girls, had the reporters in a flutter as writer Jennifer Saunders - the comedienne and actress - and producer Judy Cramer - who was producer for West End hit Mamma Mia! - revealed the details for the show, which is scheduled to open this December, with previews in November at the Piccadilly Theatre in London.
All five members took questions from the public along with Cramer and Saunders, as well as pictures together. Despite the rumours of backstage bitching, all five looked glamorous and happy as they posed, although Victoria, her usual gloomy self, failed to smile throughout the session.
She did however reveal that the musical would introduced “a whole new generation to girl power.”
The producers revealed that the story would evolve around a "beautiful, talented girl and her best friends who get swept up in the obsession of today's TV celebrity culture."
With the story promising to appeal to all generations, the musical will no doubt go well with theatregoers and fans of the Spice Girls. It’s even rumoured that the Spice Girls maybe tempted to reform for the Closing ceremony of the Olympic Games - so watch this space!
I for one cannot wait for the musical to open in the West End, and will not deny the fact that I’m 100% Spice mad for Viva Forever!
You can watch a clip from the unveiling here.
Pictures courtesy of Wikipedia