A new Spice Girls jukebox musical film is in the works

Work is reportedly underway on a new Spice Girls jukebox musical film.

The Spice Girls are said to be in “advanced negotiations” for the new movie, which is unrelated to previous West End musical Viva Forever!

The Sun newspaper reports that the show will be similar to that of Take That musical Greatest Days (formerly The Band), which recently released a screen adaptation.

A source shared: “The girls aren’t appearing in it but it’s essentially a gentle, upbeat, coming-of-age story, a jukebox musical about a kid who’s obsessed with the Spice Girls.

“Style-wise, it is very much like Take That’s recent Greatest Days musical, which was adapted from their stage show.”

The insider added: “It will be endorsed by the band — all five have signed off on the project — and it will feature several of their songs.”

The music of the Spice Girls was previously used for West End musical Viva Forever! which debuted in 2012. It told the story of a band member named Viva who auditions for a TV talent show.

The musical opened at the Piccadilly Theatre but was met with overwhelming negative reviews and closed after seven months.

Speaking to Playbill in 2016, Mel B said of the show: “I wish that the musical that did come and go was written like how we wanted it to be written.

“We wanted the Spice Girls story to be portrayed in a musical, not for the musical to be about something else—a reality show.”

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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