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

We need to test-run new performance models so audiences feel safe to return

We need to test-run new performance models so audiences feel safe to return

Venues outside London could be best-placed to explore ways of recapturing the shared experience of live performance, while implementing measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19, says producer Richard Jordan
For the arts to survive, furloughing must mean more than a full stop

For the arts to survive, furloughing must mean more than a full stop

Frontline industry workers who have been furloughed are essential to theatres’ smooth delivery, says producer Richard Jordan – they must be allowed to contribute to a plan for reopening
Social distancing has hit immersive theatre hard – I can’t wait for it to return

Social distancing has hit immersive theatre hard – I can’t wait for it to return

Immersive theatre boasts some of the nimblest artists in our sector, says producer Richard Jordan, but it is also at the sharp end of this crisis. Let’s hope these thrilling and groundbreaking productions can return as soon as it’s safe
West End musicals can't afford to lose regional producing houses

West End musicals can't afford to lose regional producing houses

Subsidised and commercial theatre are intricately linked, the West End needs producing theatres such as the Nuffield Southampton Theatres – and others that are now also at risk of closure
We can learn from South Korea, where theatre has stayed open for business

We can learn from South Korea, where theatre has stayed open for business

South Korea’s strong, reactive response to the crisis, and the continued support of the country’s theatregoers, should give the industry hope
Theatre can pull off the greatest comeback of all time, but first it needs to agree a return date

Theatre can pull off the greatest comeback of all time, but first it needs to agree a return date

Theatres will need to be realistic in their approach and thoughtful about how their strategy is conveyed to the industry and the public
Coronavirus: How you close a show is as important as how you open it

Coronavirus: How you close a show is as important as how you open it

To survive as a producer, you must be an optimist – it is what will get you through the challenges, even when optimism may seem in short supply. This is alongside a multitude of other strong skills such as passion, belief, a business and creative sense and, perhaps most crucial of all, not going bankrupt in the process.
Olivier Awards should have gone ahead in some form

Olivier Awards should have gone ahead in some form

Was postponing the Olivier Awards was a missed an opportunity to put theatre back in the public consciousness at this difficult time?
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