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Opening: Almeida's Chimerica, Hampstead's Race, Midsummer Night's Dream & Al Pacino

Among this shortened bank holiday week's major London theatre openings, in the West End and further afield, are Chimerica at the Almeida, Hampstead's Race, Globe's Dream, Al Pacino and more:

Opening Tuesday

28 May 2013
(Previews from 20 May)

A world premiere from Lucy Kirkwood that "examines the changing fortunes of two countries whose futures will come to define our own". Directed by Lyndsey Turner, it runs at the Almeida until 6 July 2013.

Opening Wednesday

29 May 2013
(Previews from 23 May)

Clarke Peters, Jasper Britton, Charles Daish and Nina Toussaint-White star in David Mamet's play, which runs at the Hampstead Theatre until 29 June 2013.

Opening Thursday

A Midsummer Night's Dream
30 May 2013
(Previews from 24 May)

Michelle Terry and John Light star in Shakespeare's comedy, directed by Dominic Dromgoole. It runs at Shakespeare's Globe until 12 October 2013.

30 May  2013
(Previews from 29 May)

Declan Greene's play about two young people with nowhere to go is directed by Prasanna Puwanarajah and runs at the Bush Theatre until 8 June 2013.

Opening Friday

31 May 2013
(Previews from 29 May)

Michael Strassen directs a revival of John Barry and Don Black's 1974 musical, starring Keith Ramsay. It runs at the Union Theatre until 29 June 2013.

Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off
31 May 2013
(Previews from 29 May)

Liz Lochhead's play explores the rivalry and mutual fascination between Mary Queen of Scots and Elizabeth I. It runs at the King's Head Theatre until 22 June 2013.

Opening Sunday

An Evening with Al Pacino
2 June 2013

Hollywood star Al Pacino brings his one man show to the UK for the first time. Exploring his career to date, the show promises to "get up close and personal" and runs for one night only at the London Palladium.