The Straits Times
Published on Dec 12, 2012

Spice Girls hit London for musical premiere of Viva Forever


LONDON (AFP) - All five members of legendary British pop group The Spice Girls braved sub-zero conditions to greet fans on the red carpet at the opening night of stage musical Viva Forever in London on Tuesday.

Geri "Ginger" Halliwell, Emma "Baby" Bunton, Victoria "Posh" Beckham, Mel "Sporty" C and Mel "Scary" B were joined by show creator Jennifer Saunders to meet hoards of screaming fans at the Piccadilly Theatre in the British capital's West End.

True to form, Beckham kept her bandmates and fans waiting after getting stuck in traffic, but the remaining members kept busy by posing for pictures on their mobile phones and hugging.

The group's biggest hits provide the backdrop to the show, which lampoons TV talent show X Factor and explores the themes of motherhood and friendship.