Musicals on the West End in London are usually better than musicals on Broadway. First case in point: I paid 25 pounds to see Desperately Seeking the Musical, which used the songs of Blondie. It was a disaster. It was like watching shit dry on a strobe light and I’d pay 250 pounds to watch it again. Second case in point: Tonight on the West End, the Spice Girls musical Viva Forever! opened. Edina Monsoon wrote the book for Viva Forever! and it uses a bunch of Spice Girls songs to tell the story of a girl named Viva (HAHAHA) and her best friends “who get swept up in the obsession of today’s TV celebrity culture.” This needs to come to America now! But since I live in L.A. now, I’ll be lucky if Viva Forever! comes to a community theater in Thousand Oaks in 2026.
Anyway, Viva Forever! opened tonight and Scary, Ginger, Baby and Sporty all posed on the red carpet together. Posh let the lessers of the group have their cute moment in front of the cameras before she showed up late and posed with her family and her fan instead.
I love how Posh looks like she just came from her office job and the other Spice Girls look like they’ve been waiting for this forever. Posh being underdressed is her way of letting you know that she doesn’t give a shit shit (not that she does shit) and she’s just there because the contract she signed told her she had to be.