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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

Could cinema and theatre regain lost audiences with local collaboration?

Could cinema and theatre regain lost audiences with local collaboration?

The battle both theatre and cinema now face is against convenience. Could they fight it together whilst improving the offering for audiences?, asks producer Richard Jordan
Vaccine passports could help theatres reopen, but care and clarity are crucial

Vaccine passports could help theatres reopen, but care and clarity are crucial

While a vaccine passport programme could offer the quickest route for venues to reopen safely at full capacity, the scheme needs to be well implemented to ensure young theatregoers and vulnerable groups are not excluded, says producer Richard Jordan
The 1973 Jesus Christ Superstar film is so good, I watch it religiously

The 1973 Jesus Christ Superstar film is so good, I watch it religiously

The 1973 movie version of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s musical is so good, says producer Richard Jordan, that he puts it on every Good Friday. He explains why he keeps coming back
Trusting the government’s roadmap could be theatre’s biggest ever gamble

Trusting the government’s roadmap could be theatre’s biggest ever gamble

Our theatres and productions must open for business on May 17 if our industry is to come back swinging. The stakes have never been higher, says Richard Jordan
Theatre must support independent producers to ensure its future

Theatre must support independent producers to ensure its future

Covid has created a crisis for independent producers, says Richard Jordan – the industry will lose out at all levels unless we help the next generation of producing talent
V&A cuts should push us to rethink how we present our rich theatrical history

V&A cuts should push us to rethink how we present our rich theatrical history

The most successful museums of entertainment offer visitors an experience as well as providing a home to cultural artefacts. Is it time theatre followed in the footsteps of pop culture to bring its rich history to life as well as preserving it? asks Richard Jordan
The challenge for fringe festivals post-Covid will be not to sacrifice creativity

The challenge for fringe festivals post-Covid will be not to sacrifice creativity

If Edinburgh Festival Fringe returns we must not abandon performers, producers or venues, says Richard Jordan – the festival will need government support
The time is right for It's a Sin – but many fought to make it so

The time is right for It's a Sin – but many fought to make it so

Richard Jordan reflects on the impact of It’s a Sin – set during the AIDS pandemic of the 1980s – and how Boy George show Taboo had a similar effect on him
Theatre must return better and kinder

Theatre must return better and kinder

Despite these challenge times, the past year has seen many acts of kindness, including in theatre. As we build back, we must tackle toxic behaviour and always remember to be kinder, says producer Richard Jordan
The BBC’s ‘greatest songs from musicals’ poll contained some telling omissions

The BBC’s ‘greatest songs from musicals’ poll contained some telling omissions

BBC Radio 2’s search to find the nation’s all-time greatest musical song reflects both the changing face and sound of the musical, says Richard Jordan, but maybe what was missing from the list was as revealing as what was included
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