BWW EXCLUSIVE: VIVA FOREVER Begins Previews Tonight; Sneak Peek at the Songlist!
Producer Judy Craymer presents Viva Forever!, the new musical written by one of Britain’s most brilliant comediennes and BAFTA winning writers Jennifer Saunders, (Absolutely Fabulous, French & Saunders) and featuring the multi-million-selling songs of THE Spice Girls. The show begins previews tonight, 27 November with the official opening on Tuesday 11 December, 2012 at the Piccadilly Theatre in London’s West End.
Leading The Cast is the highly accomplished Sally Ann Triplett and West End newcomer Hannah John-Kamen, who will play Lauren and Viva, the mother and daughter roles which are right at the heart of the musical.
VIVA FOREVER! is a romantic comedy that tells the story of a family thrown into chaos, as Viva (played by Hannah) and her three best friends (Luce played by Siobhan Athwal, Diamond by Lucy Phelps and Holly by Dominique Provost-Chalkley) get swept up in a TV talent show where stars are born and dreams are shattered.
As previews begin for Viva Forever, Spice Girls fan sites are abuzz with the news that some of their most famous hits as a group and as solo artists - and best-loved album tracks - are currently featured in the show.
So far, we're told the song list includes:
I Turn To You
Let Love Lead The Way
Look At Me
Right Back At Ya
Saturday Night Divas
Say You'll Be There
Something Kinda Funny
Spice Up Your Life
Tell Me Why
The Lady Is A Vamp
Time Goes By
Who Do You Think You Are?
2 Become 1
BroadwayWorld will be reporting all the news from the Piccadilly Theatre later tonight and for the rest of the week. Be sure to check back for additional coverage!