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

The West End is facing its most radical shake-up in decades

The West End is facing its most radical shake-up in decades

The recovery of the West End will be tough post-Covid – it will need to conjure up the magic of seeing a show and turn productions into events in order to attract new and returning audiences, says Richard Jordan
Could a spiritual reawakening lead to the return of religious musicals?

Could a spiritual reawakening lead to the return of religious musicals?

Richard Jordan says he hopes a revival of religious interest in the pandemic might lead to a revival of Stephen Schwartz musical Children of Eden
Theatre’s valuable legacy will endure as we strive to secure its recovery

Theatre’s valuable legacy will endure as we strive to secure its recovery

Once Theatreland’s most famous bit-part actor, Robert Baddeley’s name lives on with the annual tradition of his Twelfth Night cake – a potent reminder that gestures of unity are key to ensuring the industry’s continued success
Richard Jordan’s theatre quiz of the year 2020

Richard Jordan’s theatre quiz of the year 2020

A quiz seems a fitting way to look back at some of the moments and people that have made this a remarkable year in theatre, says Richard Jordan
Could storefront theatres revive UK high streets and nurture artists?

Could storefront theatres revive UK high streets and nurture artists?

With boarded-up high street shops likely to remain a common sight around the UK even after a Covid vaccine is distributed, we could learn from Chicago, where artists have turned empty stores into a profusion of pop-up venues, writes Richard Jordan
Out of this crisis, fringe festivals will be vital for those entering the industry

Out of this crisis, fringe festivals will be vital for those entering the industry

Let’s give thanks for fringe festivals, and the opportunities they will afford those entering the industry post-pandemic, says producer Richard Jordan
No turkeys here: 10 theatre things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving

No turkeys here: 10 theatre things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving

Despite what has been a horrible year, this crisis has reaffirmed that our industry is filled with remarkable people, says producer Richard Jordan
Theatre must redouble efforts to look after its workforce’s mental health

Theatre must redouble efforts to look after its workforce’s mental health

The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted our sector’s many inequalities, says producer Richard Jordan – let’s use this moment to reflect on how best to build a fairer industry as we look to reopening
Musicals can carry us through these dark times

Musicals can carry us through these dark times

The viral story of 80-year-old composer Paul Harvey, who had his composition played by the BBC Philharmonic, shows the power of music to carry us through in these dark times, says Richard Jordan
Keep the faith – together we can pave the way for theatre’s recovery

Keep the faith – together we can pave the way for theatre’s recovery

The latest lockdown presents a colossal challenge for the industry, but if we support each other the show will go on again
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