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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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