The SGCNZ National Shakespeare Schools Production 2020 was held in Dunedin 26 September-4 October, with public performances on Friday 2 and Saturday 3 October at University of Otago College of Education. Scenes from The Merchant of Venice, King John and Much Ado About Nothing were directed by Katie Boyle, Alexander Sparrow and Clare Adams respectively.

View the full list of students selected to attend SGCNZ NSSP 2020.

The 47 students, chosen from the 24 Regional and National SGCNZ University of Otago Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festivals around the country, spent half of each day doing workshops with high calibre tutors and the other half rehearsing – starting from being cast on their first day, to performing 40 minutes from each play for the public just 5 days later. They were joined by the winners of SGCNZ Costume Design Competition and Music Composition Competition as Student Costumier and Composer.

Read the Theatreview review of the performance. Photos are available for purchase from Memory of Light Photography.