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The Spice Girls during a photocall at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London to launch the musical Viva Forever

The Spice Girls during a photocall at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London to launch the musical Viva Forever

The Spice Girls during a photocall at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London to launch the musical Viva Forever

The Spice Girls have told how their stage musical Viva Forever will help convince their children about their chart-topping pop career.

Emma Bunton revealed her four-year-old son Beau has no idea who The Spice Girls were, and is looking forward to taking him and his 13-month-old brother Tate to see the show.

Speaking at the musical's launch, she said: "My boys haven't got a clue who we are. He says 'The Spicey Girls'? So I can't wait for him to see this, to see what we're about and hear the music, it's going to be wonderful."

The group were reunited on the same grand staircase which proved to be their first step to stardom.

The girls posed in front of the stairs at St Pancras Hotel in London, which famously featured in the video for the quintet's debut single Wannabe as they colourfully ran amok in the building.

It was the first time they had been together publicly since they completed their 2008 reunion tour as they launched the stage musical featuring their songs. The group ruled the charts in the late 1990s, becoming one of the UK's biggest exports with hits such as Two Become One and Spice Up Your Life.

The musical, written by Jennifer Saunders around the songs of The Spice Girls, tells the story of a girl being launched to stardom though a TV talent show, and her relationship with her mother.

The girls said the theme of motherhood was important and they want their children to enjoy their songs.

Geri Halliwell said her daughter Bluebell had learned about the group's music from her school friends.

LA-based mum-of-four Victoria Beckham added: "My kids are really creative and love music. They've always loved musicals. My parents have always brought them up to take them to the West End and when we're in New York we go to Broadway, so it's always been a huge part of all of our lives, musical theatre."

PA