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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

Make a Difference Trust: A loss and a legacy that must not be forgotten

Make a Difference Trust: A loss and a legacy that must not be forgotten

The loss of the Make a Difference Trust must not mean its legacy is forgotten, says Richard Jordan, it is our collective responsibility to pick up the work
If the industry fails to embrace original musical ideas, it could find itself in checkmate

If the industry fails to embrace original musical ideas, it could find itself in checkmate

Failed on Broadway in the 1980s and premiered in Russia last year – Chess is a musical theatre enigma. But the industry should learn from its evolution and embrace more original and unique musical ideas, says producer Richard Jordan
Without Covid insurance, theatre’s recovery could be stifled

Without Covid insurance, theatre’s recovery could be stifled

Producers are risk-takers by nature, says Richard Jordan – but unless the government steps in to offer support in the event of cancellations, staging shows may become too precarious for all but the biggest to bear
Here’s to the front-of-house workers at the heart of theatre’s recovery

Here’s to the front-of-house workers at the heart of theatre’s recovery

Staff welcoming audiences back at venues across the country are key to increasing confidence in theatregoing, says producer Richard Jordan – but let’s not forget the many front-of-house workers who have left the industry forever due to the pandemic
Cuts to arts education could prove catastrophic for the industry's future

Cuts to arts education could prove catastrophic for the industry's future

Arts changes lives – by cutting cultural education we risk making the creative industries only for the elites and widening the class divide further, says Richard Jordan
As Brexit bites, the loss of cross-channel cultural exchange is to be lamented

As Brexit bites, the loss of cross-channel cultural exchange is to be lamented

It is tragic to think of the relationships, cultural exchanges and work that may never happen unless urgent resolutions are found to Brexit arrangements, says producer Richard Jordan
Scott Rudin outcome could be a watershed moment for global theatre industry

Scott Rudin outcome could be a watershed moment for global theatre industry

Following the producer’s announcement to "step back" after allegations of bullying behaviour, the industry will watch carefully what happens next, says Richard Jordan
Theatre's return is an opportunity for joy, but also reflection

Theatre's return is an opportunity for joy, but also reflection

As lockdown eases and, in the words of lyricist Don Black, “the dance begins to stir”, we can begin looking ahead to recovery. Richard Jordan says the arts have a key role to play in this.
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
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