Spice up your life with Wannabe’s June 20 tribute to girl power at Grand Opera House

Wannabe’s Posh, left, Ginger, Sporty, Baby and Scary

WANNABE – The Spice Girls Show will celebrate three decades of girl power at the Grand Opera House, York, on June 20.

The “world’s longest-running” Spice Girls tribute stage production pays homage to the best-selling girl group of all time in a nostalgic journey through the Spice World.

Since its debut in 2017, Wannaba’s tribute to Sporty, Scary, Ginger, Baby and Posh has hit the West End and toured Great Britain, Europe, Asia, and Australia, playing to 300,000 Spice Girls devotees.

Wannabe charts the English girl group’s meteoric rise, from their debut number one, Wannabe, in July 1996 to Melanie Brown, Melanie Chisholm, Emma Bunton, Geri Halliwell and Victoria Beckham’s reunion at the 2012 London Olympics Opening Ceremony.

Expect “meticulously crafted costumes representing pivotal moments in the Spice Girls’ career, unique vocal and musical arrangements exclusive to Wannabe, iconic dance routines and stunning visual flair”.

Tickets for June 20’s 7.30pm show are on sale at atgtickets.com/york.

Emma Bunton’s Christmas show at York Barbican called off on doctor’s advice

Emma Bunton: Christmas concert could not go ahead

THE Emma Bunton Christmas Show at York Barbican last night was called off at 90 minutes’ notice to ticket holders.

The Spice Girls singer had attended a Meet and Greet earlier but subsequently the 8pm concert could not proceed on doctor’s advice.

A statement from York Barbican said: “Please accept our sincere apologies, The Emma Bunton Christmas Show cannot go ahead tonight. Emma has been advised by her doctor that she is unable to perform. Emma is personally devastated and hopes very much to see you again another time.” Further information was sent to around 800 ticket holders. 

Emma, 46, was to have spiced up her Christmas party with solo career hits, Spice Girls staples and festive favourites. Her “secret” special guest last night would have been Will Young, by the way.

The cancelled concert will not be rearranged. Ticket holders will be refunded.