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Geri Halliwell Still Doesn’t Think The Spice Girls Musical Sucked

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The Spice Girls musical, Viva Forever, may be closing on the West End after less than a year, but that doesn’t mean it’s terrible! Well, not in Geri Halliwell‘s eyes, anyway. She went to see it again earlier this week and insists that it’s actually “good entertainment”.

From her blog:

God only knows why things don’t work.

It’s 11pm and I’ve just come back from the West End theatre show Viva Forever! – To say goodbye.

Over 4 years ago it started with a conversation in a Kitchen; Laughing… Joking… full of promise, dreams & optimism.

We managed to get one of the most successful Theatre producers to do our show! A great writer, our Spice music… I felt confidant – almost cocky it was going to be a huge success.

Opening night – In my Cinderella prom dress with my fellow Spice Girls, so proud of us having a West End show!

It didn’t work – 6 months later, it’s closing.

What went wrong?

Was I biased? Blinded because it was a show with our music?

Was it the lighting? The set? The choreography? The press? The story?

It had a bumpy start but the cast and director worked really hard, made great changes, and I can hand on heart tell it’s not shit! – It’s good entertainment!

She goes on and on about the project and how much it means to her, which is great and all, but it doesn’t change how poorly executed it was. It’s true, on the surface Viva Forever should have flourished. Jennifer Saunders co-wrote it, for Christ’s sake. Plus, who doesn’t love Spice Girls songs, even on just a nostalgia level? I mean, come on!

Ah, well, I guess Geri will have to go back to giving us all tube riding skills and doing weird dares with her former bandmates.

Spice Girls Musical Shut Down (There Was A Spice Girls Musical?)

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Viva Forever, a musical based on the works of the Spice Girls in London’s West End, was cancelled. Judging by that photo it looks like it was basically just a group of women dressed as Spice Girls singing Spice Girls songs, and it probably was, but now I’LL NEVER KNOW. It opened only last December. Mamma Mia it is not.

Emma Bunton/Baby Spice tweeted (via EOnline), “I am totally gutted that our wonderful show @vivaforever is coming to an end. Thank you to all our amazing fans for your constant support!”

Geri Halliwell/Ginger managed to put her truth or dare game with Mel B/Scary on hold to tweet “We love u all @vivaforever @emmabunton @MelanieCmusic @OfficialMelB @victoriabeckham #what a shocka , gutted .x”

Mel C/Sporty tweeted “Absolutely devastated our wonderful show is closing. Thank you to our brilliant cast and everybody who made the show so incredible.” that Mel B retweeted.

Victoria Beckham/Posh tweeted nothing because she’s Victoria Beckham. Or because she’s ~~too busy being a working mum~~.

All this tweeting makes me realize even more that journalists can quite easily become obsolete. No one releases real statements anymore. Unless it’s an “I was drunk and I’m sorry” statement that needs more than 140 characters.

In conclusion, slam your body down a-zig-ah-zag-ah. (What’s YOUR favorite Spice song?)