Tuesday 14 May 2013

We should have used someone else’s music in Spice Girls musical, admit producers


The Spice Girls musical ‘Viva Forever’ is set to close after it proved to be about as popular as you’d imagine any musical based on the Spice Girls back catalogue could be.

Producers said the show will end next month after audiences were limited to people who hadn’t actually listened to any Spice Girls music in a very, very long time.

As one media consultant explained, “The principle of turning a band’s back catalogue into a musical is a sound one, mostly.”

“It’s just that you are then limited to using the songs from that band, and there is only so far lyrics such as ‘I wanna, I wanna, I wanna, I wanna, I wanna really really, really wanna zigazig ha’ can take the story telling narrative in a theatre setting.”

“To be honest, we’re surprised anyone at all went to see it.”

Spice Girls musical to close

Music fan Simon Williams was dragged to see Viva Forever by his girlfriend, after she desperately attempted to relive her teenage years.

He told us, “If you ever had a younger sister who would annoy the entire house by playing Spice Girls records at full volume whilst noisily bouncing around their room, then you’ve already experienced the Spice Girls musical.”

“But if you like having an entire row of seats to yourself then it might be the show for you.”

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