The Spice Girls said, “We want to thank thecast and all the fans for their support, and although Viva Forever won'tcontinue in the West End we are thrilled that the thousands of people who cameto the show had as much fun as we did.”
Producers of the show, which charts the trials and tribulations of wannabe girlband Eternity, say "with a heavy heart" they've decided to close.
Viva Forever!, the musical inspired by the Spice Girls is to close after just seven months. A closing notice has been posted at the Picadilly Theatre for 29 June 2013. Poor ticket sales are being blamed.
The dog belonging to Spice Girl Emma Bunton has been found dead on railway tracks this morning after a huge search for the canine was triggered yesterday.
One of the 'biggest ever' searches took place, attempting to find Phoebe after Bunton alerted the public via Twitter.
She said was 'devastated' after the loss of the animal that was given to her as a present to her six years ago.
Former police officer Tom Watkins, who was enlisted to help find the missing dog, told the Daily Mail: " That is where she was found, lying between the tracks. It is very sad but at least now the family have closure.
Network Rail was contacted and a worker went on to the track and retrieved the body. She must have slipped under the fence and been hit by a train. I believe the accident happened on Monday, shortly after she went missing."
Emma Bunton has just tweeted that they are devastated that their labrador, which has been missing since Monday, has been found dead.
The long-awaited Spice Girls musical has failed to go down well with the critics after its premiere last night.
The Daily Mirror called the plot "cliched" and the dialogue "leaden", and said that "laughs, from writer [Jennifer] Saunders, are surprisingly few and far between".
"You would think it would be easy to strap the songs of one of the biggest girl groups in recent history to an exuberant story of girl power to create a worldwide money-making machine. But you would be wrong," Alun Palmer wrote.
The Independent's Paul Taylor said the show was "lacking in any true original or challenging spark of its own".
The Daily Mail's Quentin Letts was also unimpressed, calling the musical "a prize Christmas turkey".
The Sun's Poppy Cosyns, who said that seeing the Spice Girls at Wembley at the age of eight had been one of her childhood highlights, had some good words.
Writing that the show had "lived up to all the hype", she said, adding that "Saunders has done a great job with the script and the show flows really well."
The Spice Girls were the star attraction at the launch of the new musical Viva Forever which is based on their music. It's being staged at the Piccadilly Theatre in the West End and was written by the comedian Jennifer Saunders.
Victoria Beckham announced her gratitude on Twitter after so many fans turned up to see the Spice Girls together again after four years.
The group re-united to promote a new musicial 'Viva Forever'.
The Spice Girls were reunited in London this morning to announce details of a stage musical based on their songs.
The music of the 1990s "girl power" group is being revived in "Viva Forever."
The show's being produced by Judy Craymer, who was the brains behind the ABBA musical "Mamma Mia."
The musical's been written by comedian Jennifer Saunders, who co-created TV sitcom "Absolutely Fabulous."
The musical is expected to open in the West End at the end of the year.