Music Review: Wannabe: A Spice Girls Tribute, Epstein Theatre, Liverpool

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Wannabe: A Spice Girls Tribute

Written By: Alison Jones

Format: Music Show
Genre: Pop
Date: October 19 2017
Location: Epstein Theatre, Liverpool

There was a full house in the Epstein Theatre, full of excited ladies who were ready to party 90’s style (along with a few fellas who seemed up for a laugh). Soon, it was lights up and straight into the first number.

The audience spent most of the evening on their feet singing along to every word of their favourite Spice Girls hits. Wannabe: A Spice Girls Tribute didn’t disappoint.

With authentic-looking costumes, we were transported back to the era of Girl Power and Brit Pop. Early in the show, Posh Spice sailed through a slight wardrobe malfunction without batting an eyelid; she remained cool and collected.

The ‘Spice Boys’ also provided some eye candy for the ladies. Four male dancers with some decent break-dance and back-lip moves complemented the show, and also gave the girls the opportunity for some wardrobe changes.

There was Sporty Spice with enviable abs and great vocals, Scary Spice with loads of personality (whose family had popped in to see her), Ginger Spice with legs that Geri Halliwell would have died for, and finally Baby Spice who really did remind you of Emma Bunton.

The girls gave us some stats and information on just how successful the Spice Girls were with over 80 million record sales worldwide. There was loads of interaction with the audience, with a chance to win some bottles of bubbly by participating on their Facebook and Instagram pages. Bottles were duly awarded, and there was also a chance to let the Spice Girls know what you were celebrating. There was Julie’s new baby, Helen’s hen night and Nicole’s birthday. Each one got a cheer and applause from the audience.

All the Spice Girls hits were visited, along with some additional disco and soul numbers that added variety, as well as loads of energy with professional dance routines and vocals.

The audience loved it, with a great party atmosphere allowing everyone to join in, and a performance that definitely Spiced Up Our Lives!

Overall Rating: 9/10 – Outstanding