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

These might be the last award ceremonies for a while – may they bring hope for theatre

These might be the last award ceremonies for a while – may they bring hope for theatre

Producer Richard Jordan says the Tonys and this Sunday’s Oliviers may be the last awards ceremonies for a while, and looks at the shows that missed out on Tony nominations due to Covid closures
The Lottery panto scheme will generate income, but it won't save Christmas by itself

The Lottery panto scheme will generate income, but it won't save Christmas by itself

The National Lottery scheme is a crucial lifeline thrown to the commercial theatre industry, but it is only a step in the right direction – hopefully more support will follow, says Richard Jordan
Musical theatre has brought relief throughout this crisis

Musical theatre has brought relief throughout this crisis

From Michael Ball to the cast of Hamilton, Richard Jordan highlights some of the special musical theatre cast recordings that have helped him through the pandemic
Producers are taking risks to secure the future of commercial theatre

Producers are taking risks to secure the future of commercial theatre

Launching a new musical is a precarious business at any time, but with Sleepless at Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre, Michael Rose also deserves credit for pointing the way for post-Covid productions
Operation Moonshot raises further questions for theatre reopenings

Operation Moonshot raises further questions for theatre reopenings

Boris Johnson’s Operation Moonshot raises more questions for theatre than it answers, says producer Richard Jordan
Let’s not allow Covid to distract us from the other crisis facing the arts

Let’s not allow Covid to distract us from the other crisis facing the arts

Brexit has not gone away – in four months’ time, we will have left the EU, and the damage inflicted by the pandemic on our industry may be compounded
If we get it right, digital could be a game-changer for commercial theatre

If we get it right, digital could be a game-changer for commercial theatre

Digital developments could be a game-changer for commercial theatre, but they could also risk the entire live theatre experience, says Richard Jordan
Great producers succeed through championing theatre of all kinds

Great producers succeed through championing theatre of all kinds

Producing is not just about talent-spotting and bankrolling West End hits – André Ptaszynski and Paul Lucas showed that nurturing theatre in all its forms, as exemplified by the Edinburgh Fringe, is key to an outstanding career as a producer 
Support doesn't simply have to come in the form of a cheque

Support doesn't simply have to come in the form of a cheque

Producer Richard Jordan explains that there are many other ways to help theatres beyond a donation
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