Spice Girls musical 'Viva Forever!'will close next month with losses of £5 million, making it one of the most high-profile crashes in West End history
Spice Girls musical ‘Viva Forever’ will close next month at a reported loss of at least £5 million, making it one of the most high-profile crashes in West End history.
‘Viva Forvever!’, the musical based around the Spice Girls written by Jennifer Saunders, is to close after little more than six months.
Spice Girls Victoria Beckham, Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton, Melanie Chisholm and Melanie Brown – who reunited for the big opening in December – have thanked the cast and all the fans for their support.
‘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,’ they said in a joint statement today.
Cast members, who were told the news as they came off stage after a performance, expressed their sadness via Twitter with Anthony Topham (Lance) writing: ‘Cut price Gerrard Butler type who can do a Geordie accent for hire! Viva Forever given its notice and will close 29th June. #iblamesting’.
Ben Cura (Angel) added: ‘that’s the way it goes – can’t win them all!’
The last show set to take place at London’s Piccadilly Theatre on June 29.
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