(Forgive grammar & spelling)
God only knows why things don’t work.
It’s 11pm and I’ve just come back from the West End theatre show Viva Forever! - To say goodbye.
Over 4 years ago it started with a conversation in a Kitchen; Laughing… Joking… full of promise, dreams & optimism.
We managed to get one of the most successful Theatre producers to do our show! A great writer, our Spice music… I felt confidant - almost cocky it was going to be a huge success.
Opening night - In my Cinderella prom dress with my fellow Spice Girls, so proud of us having a West End show!
It didn’t work – 6 months later, it's closing.
What went wrong?
Was I biased? Blinded because it was a show with our music?
Was it the lighting? The set? The choreography? The press? The story?
It had a bumpy start but the cast and director worked really hard, made great changes, and I can hand on heart tell it's not shit! - It’s good entertainment!
I went back again and again.
I could say maybe because of this, or that, blah, blah, blah, but for whatever reason good or bad - it didn’t work.
I’ve learnt in life that sometimes things just don’t work out, at least not how we hoped.
But honestly for many reasons, I don’t regret it. I got to meet and work with the fabulous Judy Craymer, the producer whom I hope to be a friend for life.
So this is to say thank you to all the people who tried for the Spice Girls, who had the guts to put their heart and soul into Viva. Even if something doesn't work, I admire anyone who tries, because a lot of people are afraid to.
Thanks to all the cast of Viva, the musicians, Judy, Jennifer, the Spices and to all the fans and theatre-goers who came.
It’s hard to say goodbye, but sometimes we just have to...
So as I leave for Australia for new adventure to be a judge on Australia’s Got Talent - I hope it will go well; I’m going to really try my best to find a star and have a blast.
Oh now I’m going to close my case… It won’t shut!
Should I try to I sit on it? ;)
Lots of love,