Amwal Al Ghad - 2012-12-12 12:23:47
The Spice Girls have reunited in London for the world premiere of a West End show based on their hits.
All five attended the launch of the "jukebox musical" Viva Forever! which features hits such as Wannabe and Stop.
Written by Jennifer Saunders, it tells the story of a girl band who pursue stardom on a reality TV series.
After the show, the Spice Girls took to the stage, where Mel C thanked the "wonderful" cast, saying: "I think they've done a pretty good job."
Although Sporty Spice (aka Melanie Chisholm), Scary (Melanie Brown), Baby (Emma Bunton), Posh (Victoria Beckham) and Ginger (Geri Halliwell) do not appear as characters in Viva Forever, the plot - in which four friendships are tested by fame - resonates with the Spice story.
The band achieved global fame almost overnight with the release of Wannabe in 1996, but within two years, Halliwell had quit, saying through her lawyer: "This is because of differences between us." More»