We could all be screaming Viva Forever! in a theatre once again as the fabulous fivesome have considered bringing back their musical.
Speaking exclusively to Gay Times before her performance at Manchester Pride in August, Sporty Spice Mel C confirmed that the Spice Girls have discussed a return for the show.
“I loved it, too,” she squeals in response to our anger that the musical isn’t still running today. “What happened? What went wrong?
“It was such an exciting time. I started my career in musical theatre. I went to a performing arts college, and for me to work in the West End and then have the Spice Girls musical on the West End was such a thrill.
“It sadly closed after six months, but I think, at some point, yeah – at some point, I think. The music lends itself so well to musical theatre and I just think, at some point, we will.
“It’s something we talk about. We’d really love to make that work and for people, not only in London to enjoy it but tour it and take it international. We’d love to do that!”
The show, written by Jennifer Saunders, produced by The Lion King and Mamma Mia’s Judy Craymer, opened in London’s West End in December 2012 – closing May 2013. It was directed by Paul Garrington.
Viva Forever! charts the journey of a girl and the people around her she loves, as she’s propelled into the superficial world of ‘Starmaker’, a TV talent show that offers the fame and fortune she thinks she craves. But life in the spotlight isn’t everything it’s cracked up to be, for the contestants, their families or even those who have the deciding votes.
The musical includes Spice Girls hits Wannabe, Who Do You Think You Are and 2 Become 1.
And for the record… we’re totally up for a Vive Forever! return. Like, TOTALLY up for it.