Saunders Writing Spice Girls Musical

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September 3, 2010 | 11:35am EST

Jennifer Saunders is set to show off her Girl Power – the British actress is creating the story for the Spice Girls musical.
The Absolutely Fabulous star is putting pen to paper for the upcoming stage spectacular Viva Forever, which will be based on the hits of the 1990s girl group comprised of Victoria Beckham, Emma Bunton, Geri Halliwell, Melanie Brown and Melanie Chisholm.

And the mom-of-three insists she’s “thrilled and terrified” to be in charge of dreaming up the plot.

Saunders says, “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 write the book for them as well as myself.”

Viva Forever is set to debut in London’s West End theater district in 2012.