Did you know there is a Spice Girls musical?! BECAUSE THERE IS A SPICE GIRLS MUSICAL.
It’s called Viva Forever! (exclamation point included), was written by Absolutely Fabulous‘s Jennifer Saunders, and is being produced by Mamma Mia!‘s Judy Cramer. Here is the synopsis, as per the musical’s website:
As one girl follows her dreams, VIVA FOREVER! charts her journey into the world of overnight celebrity and its impact on her mother, and the friends she thought she’d have forever. From London to Spain and back again, as the world judges you, it’s all about who you really are and who you want to be, whatever the cost.
Spice up your life with this exhilarating and irresistibly funny tale of love, loyalty and romance. An original story of our times, inspired by the songs of the Spice Girls, VIVA FOREVER! hits all the high notes for a fabulous feel-good night out.
AHHHHHH! It will open Nov. 27 in London, and we really hope it makes its way stateside.
Also! All five of the ladies (Victoria Beckham/Posh, Geri Halliwell/Ginger, Emma Bunton/Baby, Melanie Brown/Scary, and Melanie Chisholm/Sporty) gathered at the St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel to announce the production’s plans, which was incredibly appropriate given the video for “Wannabe” (which was released 16 years ago today!) was filmed there. You’re welcome: