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Spice Girls reunited for the premiere of their musical 'Viva Forever'

12 DECEMBER 2012

The Spice Girls were reunited once again on Tuesday night at the opening night of stage musical Viva Forever in London.

Victoria BeckhamGeri Halliwell, Emma Bunton, Melanie Chisholm and Melanie Brown were joined at the Piccadilly Theatre in the West End by Jennifer Saunders, who wrote the show based on the songs of The Spice Girls, and Mamma Mia! producer Judy Craymer.

 

Spice Girls musical

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Designer Victoria kept the audience waiting after arriving late to the premiere because she was reported to be stuck in traffic. Once there, she posed with her husband David Beckham and her three sons, Brooklyn,13, Romeo, ten, and Cruz, seven. The couple left their 16-month-old daughter Harper Seven at home.

The other girls also brought their children to the event. Geri took her six-year-old daughter Bluebell, mother-of-two Emma was joined by her eldest son Beau, six, and Melanie Brown was accompanied by her two eldest daughters Phoenix and Angel.

Victoria sat with her family once inside, whilst the other four girls sat together and snapped pictures on their mobile phones, giggling and hugging.

Friends and family were there to support the ladies, including Emma's TV presenter friend Keith Lemon, Holly Willoughby and Joan Collins.

 

Victoria Beckham



Once the function was over, the five singers took to the stage hand-in-hand and each said a few words about the musical. Melanie Chisholm was the first to address the crowd: "There are so many people to thank, thank you all for being here but the people I'd like to thank is the wonderful cast."

Emma was next, paying tribute to the writer: "I'd like to say thank you to Jennifer Saunders." Victoria also joined her former band mate in the tribute before thanking her loved ones for their support. "Thank you to my family for being here, I love you all."

Later on, the designer thanked  Simon Fuller - the manager that helped them steer through their early years of fame: "Great time with my girls tonight! Thank you Simon Fuller,we couldn't have done this without you!!! x Vb"

Geri was the last of the girls to speak: "There is one woman we have to thank and she is a true woman of girl power, Judy Craymer. We love you Judy. Thank you for making the Spice Girls dream come true!"

 

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After posing for photographs with the musical's cast, Victoria headed home with her family whilst the other four girls headed to the after-party, where they were snapped living it up on the dancefloor.

The musical stars newcomer Hannah John-Kamen and experienced West End performer and former Eurovision entry Sally Ann Triplett. Hannah plays aspiring singer Viva who, along with her three best friends, gets swept up in a TV talent show which turns her life upside down.

The cast also includes comedy actress Lucy Montgomery, who has appeared in The Mighty Boosh and Torchwood, and Bill Ward, whose roles have included Charlie Stubbs in Coronation Street.