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Richard Jordan

Richard Jordan

Biography

Richard Jordan is an award-winning UK and international theatre producer. He has been a regular contributor to The Stage since 2005. Read Richard's latest column for The Stage every Thursday.

Recent Articles

Theatre's return offers the chance to reconnect to the magic of shared experiences

Theatre's return offers the chance to reconnect to the magic of shared experiences

The magic of theatre comes from the exchanges and collaborations it creates, says producer Richard Jordan. As live performance returns, it’s a joy to experience this thrill that connects theatregoers past and present
Frozen and Back to the Future are theatrical feats, but where are the original musicals?

Frozen and Back to the Future are theatrical feats, but where are the original musicals?

Back to the Future the Musical and Frozen serve as valuable audience entry points into musical theatre, but it is crucial that steps are taken to grow audiences’ interest in new, original work, says Richard Jordan
The Edinburgh Fringe isn't broken, but it must reclaim its relevance

The Edinburgh Fringe isn't broken, but it must reclaim its relevance

While a government cash injection has kept this year’s fringe afloat, it must reassert itself as the world-leading talent hotbed it once was, says producer Richard Jordan. Artists won’t keep up the hefty financial losses ’for the love of it’ otherwise
All eyes on Cinderella – the West End's recovery demands a hit

All eyes on Cinderella – the West End's recovery demands a hit

How Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new musical fares at the box office is a litmus test for UK theatre’s recovery, says Richard Jordan. Producers look on anxiously to wonder: will audience numbers be large enough to make running costs sustainable?
Will Edinburgh Fringe’s digital revolution last?

Will Edinburgh Fringe’s digital revolution last?

Digital platforms have opened up the Edinburgh Fringe to new talent and international work, but if it is to succeed as a platform for artistic development it must be played as a long-term game, says Richard Jordan
Stars mobbed at the theatre – is this a producer’s worst Covid nightmare?

Stars mobbed at the theatre – is this a producer’s worst Covid nightmare?

Audiences are eager to ask performers for selfies and autographs, but after Lily Allen was confronted with an unmasked crowd following a show, it’s important to ensure Covid-safety measures remain in place to avoid the risk of further cancellations, says producer Richard Jordan
Theatre is in danger of a mental health crisis – we must look after each other

Theatre is in danger of a mental health crisis – we must look after each other

As venues reopen, theatre must look after its returning workforce, as well as those who have been forced out of the industry during the pandemic, says Richard Jordan
Post-pandemic, theatres must stop penalising single-ticket buyers

Post-pandemic, theatres must stop penalising single-ticket buyers

Single-ticket buyers have long been penalised, says producer Richard Jordan. In the wake of the pandemic, we must ensure this regular theatregoing demographic is not priced out for good
Without swift action it won’t just be Cinderella facing Closure Day

Without swift action it won’t just be Cinderella facing Closure Day

Following the abrupt postponement of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s show, producer Richard Jordan warns that the government must address isolation rules, insurance and theatre’s wider economic recovery to avoid industry-wide disruption
Compulsory masks in theatres would give audiences the confidence to return

Compulsory masks in theatres would give audiences the confidence to return

Is wearing a mask a big sacrifice if it helps restore confidence in theatregoing? Producer Richard Jordan says that, amid rising cases of Covid infections, audiences need immediate reassurance it is safe to return
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