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Exclusive: Lauren Samuels, Ashleigh Gray and Lizzy Connolly to star in Vanities

The musical will receive its European premiere at the Trafalgar Studios in September

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Lizzy Connolly, Lauren Samuels and Ashleigh Gray
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Casting has been announced for the European premiere of Vanities, which will open at the Trafalgar Studios in September.

Racky Plews (American Idiot) will direct and choreograph the musical starring Lauren Samuels (Bend It Like Beckham), Ashleigh Gray (Wicked) and Lizzy Connolly (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels).

With musical direction by Tamara Saringer and design by Andrew Riley, David Kirshenbaum and Jack Heifner's musical follows three best friends through high school, college and their careers.

The London production comes 10 years after the show was originally produced at TheatreWorks in Palo Alto, California in 2006. It had its official premiere Off-Broadway at Second Stage Theatre in 2009.

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Vanities runs at Trafalgar Studios from 6 September to 1 October, with previews from 1 September.