The Spice Girls were reunited once again at the launch of stage musical Viva Forever at the Piccadilly Theatre in London.

The group, made up of Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton, Victoria Beckham, Melanie Chisholm and Melanie Brown, were joined by writer Jennifer Saunders and show producer Judy Craymer.

Victoria kept her fans and bandmates waiting to get the show started after arriving late because she was reported to be stuck in traffic.

Once inside the theatre, Victoria opted to sit separately with her husband David Beckham and their three sons, Brooklyn, 13, Romeo, 10, and seven-year-old Cruz.

Following the show the 38-year-old fashion designer took to Twitter to praise her bandmates and their former manager Simon Fuller.

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

Victoria arrived late to the red carpet with her husband and three sons

Meanwhile, the other four girls sat together and were all smiles as they posed for pictures.

The Spice Girls (minus Victoria) posed on the red carpet with show producer Judy Craymer

The musical features Hannah John-Kameniva and Eurovision star 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.

A host of celebrities turned out for the opening night, including Dawn French, Barbara Windsor, Joan Collins and Holly Willoughby.