Viva Forever! at Piccadilly Theatre tickets
Viva Forever! at Piccadilly Theatre tickets

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Overview

Jennifer Saunders brings girl power to the West End stage with her new, rip-roaring Spice Girls-inspired musical, Viva Forever! Debuting at the Piccadilly Theatre, almost 20 years after the British pop band took over the charts, the spirit of the Spice Girls is still very much alive.

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!

Recommended for

Viva Forever! contains very mild adult content, so parental discretion is advised with children under the age of 10. Please note that the Piccadilly Theatre will not admit children under the age of 5.

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Opened: 27 Nov 2012
Press night: 11 Dec 2012
Booking from: 27 Nov 2012
Booking until: 29 Jun 2013

Location and map

Piccadilly Theatre
16 Denman Street
London, W1D 7DY

6 Reviews Add review

TM89 6' 3", 133 reviews, 3 helpful votes

Such a wasted opportunity! Songs rife for making theatrical and telling a good story. Instead the songs are recreated within a fli... More

danieldabell 6"2, 55 reviews, 2 helpful votes

Marybethx 5"3, 101 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Marybethx 5"3, 101 reviews, 1 helpful vote

mssmittenkitten 5'10, 70 reviews, 6 helpful votes

Show was not bad, wasn't huge fan of story line but good fun songs

ramani1 46 reviews, 0 helpful votes