Published online by Cambridge University Press: 24 August 2022
The information is taken from Touchstone (www.touchstone.bham.ac.uk), a Shakespeare resource maintained by the Shakespeare Institute Library. Touchstone includes a monthly list of current and forthcoming UK Shakespeare productions from listings information.
On 11 March 2020, a global pandemic was declared. Five days later, on 16 March the UK went into lockdown and the theatres closed, resulting in a smaller than usual number of productions this year. Most of the productions listed are by professional companies, but some amateur productions are included, notably for the latter half of 2020 when, despite being able to open, social distance restrictions meant it was not profitable for most professional theatres to stage productions.