Marianne Elliott to direct Spice Girls musical

Marianne Elliott, who has directed War Horse, Saint Joan and Harper Regan for the National Theatre, will direct Viva Forever, the new musical featuring songs by expop group, the Spice Girls.

The show was written by Jennifer Saunders and is being produced by Judy Craymer – who also produced the musical Mamma Mia! – in association with Universal Music, Simon Fuller and the Spice Girls.
Viva Forever is due to open in the West End towards the end of 2012.