Friday, July 13

Casting for Viva Forever Spice Girls' Musical

The first bit of casting for the Spice Girls’ Musical Viva Forever has been announced by Baz Bamigboye in today’s Mail.  Hannah John-Kamen will be playing Viva and Sally Ann Triplett will be her mother Lauren.

They both took part in the two workshops and the producer Judy Craymer (of Mamma Mia! fame) described Sally Ann as the show’s “Anchor. A kind of feisty earth mother type with a Spice spirit” playing Lauren, who lives with her adopted daughter, Viva, on a houseboat.

Sally Ann Triplett is currently playing Donna  Sheridan in Mamma Mia! at the Prince Of Wales Theatre. A very experienced performer she has extensive musical theatre credits including The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Follies, Chess at the Prince Edward Theatre, Grease, Jolson The Musical , Cats, Anything Goes,  Guys and Dolls, Chicago and Lend Me A Tenor.

Hannah John-Kamen recently graduated from the Central School Of Speech & Drama and is the daughter of a Nigerian forensic psychologist and a Norwegian former model. She has been working on several television programmes. She

Rehearsals for Viva Forever! begin in October with previews starting at the Piccadilly Theatre on November 27th and an opening night on December 11th.

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