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Jennifer Saunders to write Spice Girls musical

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Really ... no comment
Updated On: 9/3/10 at 07:29 AM
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I absolutely ADORE Jennifer Saunders, she's brilliant with her writing. I just wish she was working on a different project. I know she and Dawn French referenced The Spice Girls on their shows many times, but a whole musical dedicated to the Spice Girls doesn't seem worth seeing...did they really have that many great songs? lol I would definitely rather see a play that was written by Jennifer Saunders.
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Totally agree

Maybe Dawn French could write a musical with songs of The Nolans Jennifer Saunders to write Spice Girls musical
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Jennifer Saunders, who co-wrote Absolutely Fabulous and many of the French and Saunders sketches, is to write book for 'Spice Girl Musical, Viva Forever', which is expected to open in West End in 2012.

Judy Craymer's new musical, 'Viva Forever', is a modern fable of camaraderie, love and loyalty based on the songs of the Spice Girls.

In confirming the announcement, Judy said, "Having Jennifer Saunders on board is the best possible start 'Viva Forever' can have.
We are creating a new contemporary story about friendship, celebrity and fame with the music of the Spice Girls. Jennifer is brilliant at writing about these themes and the Spice Girls' songs connect powerfully in a smart and moving way."

Jennifer Saunders,said: "I'm thrilled and terrified at the same time. It is very exciting to be writing a musical that encompasses the music and energy of the biggest girl-band of all time. My daughters grew up with The Spice Girls; I had to write the book for them as well as myself. It has been great fun so far."

Simon Fuller, the Spice Girls' manager, said, "The girls and I are really happy that Jennifer is writing the book. She has really identified and incorporated what the Spice Girls represent to women around the world."

'Viva Forever' is to be produced by Judy Craymer in association with Universal Music, Simon Fuller and the Spice Girls.
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I detest Jennifer Saunders (just find her humour so forced and totally not funny) and I think the Spice Girls sound like five cats on heat. So don't think I'll be rushing to buy a ticket for this. lol
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Updated On: 9/3/10 at 07:49 PM
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Can't believe im saying this but I think this could be GREAT! It is in good hands.
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Even if J Saunders produced her best writing I don't know if I could sit through 2 and a half hours of Spice Girls music.
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I agree I would much rather see her write a play
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