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

Phantom's survival is comforting news to an industry braced for sudden endings

Phantom's survival is comforting news to an industry braced for sudden endings

Let’s cheer The Phantom of the Opera’s continuation while giving thought to the cast and crew of this and other productions that had to deal with all-too sudden endings in March, says Richard Jordan
Star power could help theatres across the UK recover from the Covid-19 crisis

Star power could help theatres across the UK recover from the Covid-19 crisis

If more performers who have used their celebrity platforms to warn of the industry crisis agreed to tour extensively outside London, it would reinvigorate regional theatres and attract audiences back
The £1.57bn investment sounds impressive, but theatre is still far from safe

The £1.57bn investment sounds impressive, but theatre is still far from safe

The government’s £1.57 billion investment sounds impressive, but it does not mean all is well in Theatreland. How the funds are distributed is of paramount importance, says Richard Jordan
The return of indoor venues is welcome news, but risk remains

The return of indoor venues is welcome news, but risk remains

The return of indoor theatre is welcome news, but without audience confidence and government assurance that insurance companies will protect us, considerable risk remains, says Richard Jordan
Outdoor theatres have returned, but other venues will find it tough to reopen

Outdoor theatres have returned, but other venues will find it tough to reopen

The government’s guidelines will make it harder to stage shows, says producer Richard Jordan – complex new procedures will increase costs while potential revenue is slashed by reduced audience capacity
We need award ceremonies – they give the industry a voice

We need award ceremonies – they give the industry a voice

Award ceremonies may not feel relevant in light of the pandemic, but it is important to recognise excellence and talent, says Richard Jordan
Musical survivor Cats has the perfect message for these times

Musical survivor Cats has the perfect message for these times

The global success story that is Cats might be the perfect show for this challenging time in finding hope against adversity, says producer Richard Jordan
Producing a play in lockdown presents unexpected challenges

Producing a play in lockdown presents unexpected challenges

Producer Richard Jordan is producing a play in Norway, where theatres are beginning to open again, but there are still many unexpected challenges
Digital has given us a lifeline, but public perceptions of free online theatre must change post-Covid

Digital has given us a lifeline, but public perceptions of free online theatre must change post-Covid

Digital has afforded our industry a vital lifeline during lockdown, but public perceptions of free online theatre must change, says Richard Jordan
For audiences and staff, travel safety is as vital as theatres’ anti-Covid measures

For audiences and staff, travel safety is as vital as theatres’ anti-Covid measures

Travel safety issues need to be urgently addressed to ensure that audiences and theatre workers are not put off when West End and Broadway venues reopen, says producer Richard Jordan
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