Absolutely Fabulous’ Star Jennifer Saunders To Write Spice Girls Musical!

OK, this is totes genius: Absolutely Fabulous star Jennifer Saunders will write the Spice Girls musical, Viva Forever. Saunders tells The Stage: “I’m thrilled and terrified at the same time. It is very exciting to be writing a musical that encompasses the music and energy of the biggest girl-band of all time. My daughters grew up with The Spice Girls, I had to do it for them as well as myself.” Viva Forever is set to debut in 2012.

If anyone could do this right, it’s Jennifer Saunders. She’s done a lot with the Girls over the years, including a memorable appearance in the 1997 movie Spice World. Here’s a French and Saunders skit from 1998 featuring the Spice Girls.

And here’s a cute clip featuring Saunders and her daughters in the 1997 TV special, An Audience with the Spice Girls:

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself—he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri—he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.
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