Arts & Entertainment

Spice! A Singalong

Calling all Spice Girls fans! Tune your voices, press your Union Jack dresses and get ready to dolly up, as girl power returns to the Riverside Theatre for a special one-off Spice! Singalong show!

“We do the entire first album Spice and a couple of their later hits and we highly recommend everybody who comes along sings along with us,” enthused Liddy Wood, one of the Spice Girls. “There’s five singers – we have five Spice Girls obviously and a three-piece band. It’s a lot of fun. We’ve done it a few times before and we love doing it.”

This show which promises to be a nostalgic fun night out was a sold-out smash hit at the Sydney Comedy Festival and at both the Adelaide and Melbourne Fringe Festivals.

“Audiences in previous shows have really got into it and we’ve had some good dress ups. We actually have a competition to show off some of the best costumes.”

Songs which fans can expect to singalong to include Stop, Who Do You Think You Are, Two Become One and Say You’ll Be There. “When we sing the song Mama I’ll go into the audience and find myself a mum and sit with her – it could be anybody!” laughed Wood.

This singalong is aimed at the late 20s or early 30s demographics, but Wood explained they’ve had older groups come through and that it’s really for anybody who enjoys their music.

And why does this girl band still have legions of fans all over the world today?

“Their message has always been so positive and forward. In the purest form they represent some form of equality. It’s a cheerful message and I think we all see that.”

Wood concluded by saying that this is a fun night out. “People may assume it’s going to be some stupid singalong but we are a real band, we’re all professional musicians and if the entire audience doesn’t singalong it’s still gonna sound nice!” (MMo)

**Note** Dress ups encouraged but wearing blackface not tolerated.

Nov 3. Riverside Theatres, Church & Market Streets, Parramatta. $30-$44+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.riversideparramatta.com.au

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