Victoria Beckham turns up late for Spice Girls’ musical first night

Victoria Beckham avoided her former Spice Girls bandmates and arrived late at the Viva Forever! opening last night (11.12.12).

Posh Spice delayed the curtain call of the new West End musical based on the Spice Girls’ biggest hits by 15 minutes, because she was stuck in traffic.

The 38-year-old star missed the photo opportunities with her bandmates outside the Piccadilly Theatre, leaving Geri Halliwell, Mel C, Emma Bunton and Mel B to pose as a foursome on the red carpet.

Once inside the theatre, Posh also chose not to sit with the other Spice Girls, instead parking herself with husband David and their three sons, Brooklyn, 13, Romeo, 10, and seven-year-old Cruz.

Ginger Spice Halliwell was undeterred by Posh’s behaviour, however, enthusing: “What a privilege – the songs that we wrote a West End cast are now singing… We’re truly blessed that everybody still supports the Spice Girls!”

Sporty Spice Mel C added: “We’re so proud of this. Jennifer Saunders has written an incredible story and we have a wonderful cast. It’s a great, great show.”

The musical – scripted by comedienne Jennifer Saunders – stars newcomer Hannah John-Kameniva and Eurovision entry Sally Ann Triplett and centres around a girl called Viva who gets caught up in a TV talent show which turns her life upside down.

Posh – who did appear on stage with the other girls – later took to Twitter to praise her bandmates and their former manager Simon Fuller.

She tweeted: “Great time with my girls tonight! Thank you Simon Fuller, we couldn’t have done this without you!!! x Vb (sic)”

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