Amongst the major London openings taking place this week are:

OPENING TUESDAY, 2 March 2004 (preview 1 March), Tamasha Theatre Company’s production of All I Want is a British Passport returns to Soho Theatre for a limited season up to 13 March. The satirical one-man comedy about Mohamed Al Fayed’s defiant clashes with an unwelcoming British Government is written and performed by Nadim Sawalha and directed by Kristine Landon-Smith

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OPENING WEDNESDAY, 3 March 2004 (previews from 20 February), Michael Hastings’ Calico receives its world premiere at the West End’s Duke of York’s Theatre (See News, 13 Jan 2004). Romola Garai, Imelda Staunton and Dermot Crowley star in the play, which follows the troubled romance between Irish playwright Samuel Beckett and Lucia Joyce, the mentally unstable daughter of novelist James Joyce. The production is directed by Edward Hall.

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OPENING THURSDAY, 4 March 2004 (previews from 27 February), Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize winner, The Skin of Our Teeth, receives its first London production in 50 years at the Young Vic (See News, 26 Jan 2004). The 1942 play sets the suburban New Jersey lives of the Antrobuses against a vast historical backdrop, in which the family must endure icebergs, dinosaurs, rising waters and their son’s murderous tendencies.

The new production is directed by Young Vic artistic director David Lan and designed by Richard Hudson. The cast includes David Troughton, who plays George Antrobus, Maureen Beattie and Indira Varma. It continues until 10 April 2004.

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- by Terri Paddock