Search

FREE GoGoDragon! stickers in today's EDP and Evening News!

Click here

Olivier award for Norwich-born theatre producer

00:05 16 April 2012

Richard Jordan

Richard Jordan

Archant © 2006

A Norwich-born theatre producer has won an Olivier Award for a brutal drama about human trafficking.

Thirty-eight-year-old Richard Jordan, who is originally from Cringleford, co-produced Roadkill for the Theatre Royal Stratford East and the Barbican.

The play won the Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre Olivier Award at last night’s Olivier Award ceremony.

Based on real experiences, the show shared the harrowing details of a young woman trapped in a living nightmare. Beginning and ending at the Theatre Royal Stratford East, Roadkill took audiences away from the safety of a theatre auditorium on a minibus journey into East London to tell its story.

When Mr Jordan, a former Hethersett High School student, heard the show was nominated, he had said: “When I was a kid growing up in Norwich, I used to watch the Olivier Awards on television. It’s very special to be part of that.”

Mr Jordan, a patron of Norwich Playhouse, has worked on more than 160 productions since setting up his own production company in 1998. He began his career as a stagehand on the West End musical Cats and was once a production assistant for Norwich Theatre Royal chief executive Peter Wilson’s production company.

Glittering awards – Page five

0 comments

Other news

Mon, 11:51
The East Anglian Air Ambulance helicopter.

The air ambulance was called to woodland in Starston to help a woman who had an allergic reaction to a wasp sting.

Mon, 10:30
A man has been attacked in Bridge Street, Thetford

Jewellery, cash and a Samsung tablet have been stolen in a burglary in Great Moulton.

Mon, 09:33
Anna Hunter runs a Hogspital for injured Hedgehogs.

A hedgehog hospital has reopened in south Norfolk after months of refurbishment.

Sunday, August 2, 2015
Extra £5.3m for Norfolk broadband pot after BT enjoys better-than-expected results

Millions of pounds will be ploughed back into Norfolk’s flagship broadband roll-out deal with BT after the telecoms giant has seen a higher-than-expected take up of its services.

Most Read

08:07
Lewis Kerr on the speedway track. Picture: Ian Burt

A support fund set up for injured King’s Lynn speedway star Lewis Kerr has stormed passed its fundraising target of £2,000 in less than 24 hours and stood at close to £4,000 on Wednesday morning.

Read more
Cambridge
Friday, July 31, 2015
James Williams with the 100lb catfish caught in Diss Mere. The fish is still lurking in the Mere, having been released by its captor.

After reports the mythical ‘Monster of the Mere’ had at last been caught and photographed, speculation has arisen about how long the 100lb beast has been in Diss Mere.

Read more
United Kingdom
Thursday, July 30, 2015
James Williams with the 100lb catfish caught in Diss Mere

It reads like a script from a cult 1950s B-movie. In the early hours of a Tuesday morning, just after sunrise, a lone fisherman got a bite.

Read more
Norwich
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Nick and Maxine Fulcher from North Lopham have been struggling to get the right care for their son Kieran.

The devastated family of a Norfolk teenager who has been sectioned due to mental health problems have told of the many failings in care they believe he faced.

Read more
Mon, 09:33
Anna Hunter runs a Hogspital for injured Hedgehogs.

A hedgehog hospital has reopened in south Norfolk after months of refurbishment.

Read more
Facebook

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 21°C

min temp: 14°C

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Diss Mercury e-edition today E-edition