Wednesday, July 6

Lauren Samuels, Ashleigh Gray & Lizzy Connolly to star in Vanities Musical

Lauren Samuels (Buskers Opera/Bend It Like Beckham), Ashleigh Gray (Wicked/Grease) and Lizzy Connolly (Mrs Henderson Presents/Xanadu) are to  star in the European premiere of the classic American musical Vanities which will be directed and choreographed by Racky Plews (Footloose, American Idiot), with a book by Jack Heifner and music and lyrics by David Kirshenbaum.  The musical will open at Trafalgar Studios 2 on 6th September (previews from 1st September) for a limited run to 1st October 2016.

Go back to 1963 and watch Mary, Kathy and Joanne obsess over their cheerleader routines, choose their sororities, plan their wedding outfits – because even though the President has been shot and America’s on the brink of a war, if the girls just stay popular and don’t lose their looks everything will be okay… right?

Vanities is the hilarious and heartfelt story about three best friends growing up in Dallas at a time when image and style were more important than brains and ambition. Vanities explores how these women’s warped view of the world shaped them, for better and worse, through a rich original score that blends girl group harmonies of the 60s and 70s with a contemporary musical theatre score.

Directed and choreographed by Racky Plews (Footloose, American Idiot), with a book by Jack Heifner and music and lyrics by David Kirshenbaum, Vanities makes its London debut in time for its 10th anniversary of the musical and 40th anniversary of the play which it is based on. 

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