Spice Girls musical Viva Forever! to close in June 2013

Spice Girls musical Viva Forever! to close in June 2013

Updated On: May 1, 2018
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    Inspired by the songs of the Spice Girls, new musical VIVA FOREVER! is to close Saturday 29 June 2013. The show, with book by Jennifer Saunders, opened at London's Piccadilly Theatre on 11 December, following previews from 27 November.

    Producer Judy Craymer released the following statement:

    "It is with a heavy heart that I've had to make this very difficult decision to post closing notice for VIVA FOREVER! at The Piccadilly Theatre for 29 June, 2013, an original show which is blessed with the most brilliant cast currently on the West End Stage. Despite the wonderful audiences, extremely positive feedback and the standing ovation at every performance from an audience of families and friends all enjoying a great night out, we just can't make it work. I am extremely proud of everyone involved in this production. VIVA FOREVER! may be taking it's leave for now in the West End but the legacy of Spice Girls will never fade!

    I want to thank all of you, the fans of VIVA FOREVER!, for your overwhelming and continued support and we hope to see again you at The Piccadilly Theatre for some more fun before the end of June."

    Theatregoers who've already booked tickets for a performance after 29 June will be able to arrange an alternative date or refund.

    The Spice Girls also added the message: “We want to thank the cast and all the fans for their support, and although VIVA FOREVER! won't continue in the West End, we are thrilled that the thousands of people who came to the show had as much fun as we did.”

    Writer Jennifer Saunders added: “It is disappointing the show is to close. I am particularly sad for the cast and crew that have worked so hard to produce a wonderful show.”

    For your last chance to see the show on the West End stage, book your VIVA FOREVER! tickets today!