Endorsed by all five band members, Viva Forever! is a jukebox musical centred on the chart hits of the 90’s girl group. Despite having a strong focus on the music of the band, Viva Forever! has an entirely original story written by Jennifer Saunders. Viva Forever! tells the tale of a starry-eyed girl named Viva who lives on a houseboat with her mother and forms a band with her friends. After auditioning for a reality TV talent contest, Viva gains more attention from the judges than her bandmates and must choose between her goals and her friends.
Featuring hits such as ‘Wannabe’, ‘Mama’, ‘Stop Right Now’, ‘Spice Up Your Life’, ‘Who Do You Think You Are’, ‘2 Become 1’, ‘Say You’ll Be There’ and of course, ‘Viva Forever’, the show is pure blissful nostalgia for all of those who loved the Spice Girls.
Co-created by Mamma Mia! producer Judy Craymer, Viva Forever! is directed by Paul Garrington and stars Hannah John-Kamen as Viva, with Sally Ann Triplett as her mother, Lauren. Further casting includes Siobhan Athwal as Luce, Lucy Phelps as Diamond, Dominique Provost-Chalkey as Holly, Simon Slater as Mitch and Ben Cura as Angel.
Despite receiving mixed critics reviews, Viva Forever! has proved a hit with audiences night after night, many of which have been known to leave the theatre singing their heart out as if it were 1996!