Britain's ITV1 network aired an all-new Spice Girls documentary on Christmas Eve which tells the definitive story of one of pop music's biggest ever all-female groups. Fifteen years after they first took the world by storm, a new musical about the girls called Viva Forever! hits the West End. The program looks at the creative process behind the show that is produced by Judy Craymer, creator of the West End hit Mamma Mia!, and written by Jennifer Saunders in collaboration with the Spice Girls themselves.
The documentary traces the five girls' journey in their quest for fame, a story which is actually in parallel with the plot of the stage show. Featuring contributions from the Spice Girls themselves, some of the people who shared their experience including two of their mothers, and some of the songwriters who helped them with hits such as Wannabe, Stop and Who Do You Think You Are. The cameras also go behind the scenes at rehearsals as Viva Forever! Check it out below!
Producer Judy Craymer presents Viva Forever!, the new musical written by BAFTA winning writers Jennifer Saunders, (Absolutely Fabulous, French & Saunders) and featuring the multi-million-selling songs of The Spice Girls. The show began previews on November 27 with the official opening December 11, 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.