Anna
Jordan

Anna is a writer for theatre, film and TV, a theatre director and acting coach.

Anna's TV credits include Succession (Season 1, HBO), Killing Eve (Season 3, Sid Gentle) and currently Becoming Elizabeth (The Forge / Starz). 

Theatre credits includes We Anchor In Hope (Bunker Theatre), Pop Music (Paines Plough / Birmingham Rep – National Tour), Mother Courage and Her Children (Royal Exchange / Headlong), The Unreturning (Frantic Assembly – National Tour and Theatre Royal Stratford). Anna won the Bruntwood Prize in 2013 for her play YEN, which has had productions at The Royal Exchange, Royal Court Theatre and MCC New York as well as several international productions. It was also shortlisted for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.

Other theatre writing includes A Serious Case of the Fuckits (Central School of Speech and Drama), Chicken Shop (Park Theatre) and Freak (Theatre503 / Assembly Studios).

Anna is currently writing for The Royal Court, The National Theatre, Two Brothers Pictures and RAW TV. Other projects include One Day with Drama Republic and Anonymous with MRC.

Anna directed Jonathan Harvey’s play Tomorrow I’ll Be Happy at The National Theatre Shed as part of National Theatre Connections. Other  directing experience includes Freak (Theatre503 / Assembly Studios), Winters, Touched and The Crucible (Italia Conti BA Hons), Earthquakes in London (Arts Educational BA Hons), Crystal Springs (Eureka Theatre, San Francisco), Only Human (Theatre503) Vote of No Confidence (Theatre503). She originally trained as an actor at LAMDA, and she has taught both acting and playwriting at a variety of places including The Royal Exchange, The Royal Court, RADA, LAMDA, Central, Arts Ed and Italia Conti. She runs her own training company for actors and writers: Without a Paddle Theatre. 

CV

Theatre

Writer 

Director Chris Sonnex

All over London public houses become private flats. Tomorrow The Anchor closes for good. It’s the end of an era, but Kenny and the gang are going out with a bang.



Royal Court as part of Beyond The Court
Director Jamies Grieve

G and Kayla's lives are a mess but tonight they're determined to Have It Large. As their veins course with adrenaline and cheap prosecco we follow them on an epic journey through thirty years of Pop.

Paines Plough / Birmingham Rep - National Tour
Director Amy Hodge
Starring
  • Julie Hesmondhalgh
  • A new adaptation of Bertolt Brecht's classic play.


    Royal Exchange / Headlong
    Director Neil Bettles

    A British northern coastal town. Three young men are coming home from war. Their stories, set at different times over the last 100 years are woven together.

    Theatre Royal Stratford / Frantic Assembly - National Tour
    YEN
    Winner: Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting 2013
    Director Ned Bennett
    Starring
  • Alex Austin
  • Sian Breckin
  • Jake Davies
  • Annes Elwy
  • Play about two teenage boys living alone whose world is changed when Jenny enters their lives
    Royal Exchange Theatre & Royal Court
    Chicken Shop
    Longlisted: Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting 2011
    Director Jemma Gross
    Starring
  • Angela Bull
  • John Last
  • Millie Reeves
  • Lucy Roslyn
  • Play about a teenage boy and his relationship with a trafficked prostitute

    Soho Theatre & Park Theatre
    Producer Without a Paddle Theatre
    Starring
  • Helen Carter
  • Aidan Clooke
  • Play about two strangers who meet at the top of a tower block in East London

    LAMDA
    Producer Without a Paddle Theatre

    Double bill production of We Will Be Gone and Just For Fun – Totally Random

    Camden People’s Theatre
    Director Sophie Lifschutz
    Starring
  • Joseph Carswell
  • Evelyn Hoskins
  • Freya Parker
  • Work commissioned by primary school students based on the answers to the question "What does freedom mean to you?" Part of The Commissioners

    Company of Angels

    Writer & Director 

    Creator Anna Jordan
    Producer Polly Ingham Productions
    Starring
  • Lia Burge
  • April Hughes
  • Provocative drama exploring the female sexuality of thirty year old Georgie and fifteen year old Leah

    Edinburgh Festival & Theatre 503

    Drama focused on six fictional eyewitnesses to the terrorist murder in Woolwich

    Soho Theatre
    Producer Without a Paddle Theatre
    Starring
  • Benjamin Francis
  • Matthew Bloxham
  • Alison King
  • Chrissy Gallon
  • Rupert Young
  • Collection of short plays

    Riverside Studios
    Starring
  • Chris Leask
  • Stephen Leask
  • Arcola Theatre

    Short Play

    The Bush Theatre
    Producer Without a Paddle Theatre

    Series of three short plays

    Waterloo East Theatre
    Marianne
    Longlisted: Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting 2011
    Producer Without a Paddle Theatre
    Play about four people whose lives have been entirely changed by one event
    Wimbledon Studio Theatre & Trafalgar Studios
    Producer Without a Paddle Theatre
    Starring
  • Matthew Gammie
  • Natasha Campbell
  • Chris Urch
  • Play inspired by stories and anecdotes on Facebook

    Old Red Lion Theatre
    Closer to God
    Winner: Best Play Award & Audience Award for Best Play, Off Cut Festival
    Producer Without a Paddle Theatre
    Starring
  • Peter Gordon
  • Ursula Early
  • Short play about a seventeen year old single mother who lives next door to an eighty year old man at the top of a tower block
    Old Red Lion
    Just for Fun – Totally Random
    Winner: Best New Writing, Lost One Act Festival
    Starring
  • Nathan Ives-Moiba
  • Simon Manyonda
  • Ursula Early
  • Harry Melling
  • Chris Leask
  • Account of the last night of a street gang
    New End Theatre

    Director 

    Writer Kathy Rucker
    Starring
  • Marissa Keltie
  • Siobhan Fitzgerald
  • Susan Shay
  • Amy Prosser
  • Sally Clawson
  • World premiere of a cautionary cyber tale

    Eureka Theatre San Francisco
    Writer Jonathan Harvey
    Part of National Theatre Connections
    National Theatre
    Producer Without a Paddle Theatre
    Writer Chris Urch
    Starring
  • Alex Papadakis
  • Josh McCord
  • Katie West
  • Lynn Howes
  • Sohm Kapila
  • Drama about three siblings who take the law into their own hands after their brother dies in Iraq

    Theatre 503
    Producer Without a Paddle Theatre
    Writer Rose Lewenstein
    Starring
  • Sophie Cosson
  • Jack Donnelly
  • Pearl Mackie
  • Euan MacNaughton
  • Play about a teenage stripper who makes an unexpected connection with an older man

    Theatre 503
    Writer Sarah Kane

    Drama school production of Sarah Kane's dark drama

    Identity Drama School
    Writer Timberlake Wertenbaker

    Drama school production

    Identity Drama School
    Writer James Graham

    Play about children in a school in Wootton Bassett

    Identity Drama School

    Television

    Writer 

    Creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge
    Starring
  • Sandra Oh
  • Jodie Comer
  • Sid Gentle Films for BBC1, BBC America
    Succession
    1 x 60'
    Creator Jesse Armstrong
    Starring
  • Brian Cox
  • Gary Sanchez Productions for HBO

    New drama commission

    BBC
    In development
    Treatment for an original TV drama series
    Little Brother Productions
    In development
    The Forge for Starz
    In development

    Film

    Writer 

    Director A J Quinn
    Starring
  • Raphael Acloque
  • Laura Schofield
  • Joseph Prowen
  • Tom York
  • Short film about a group of siblings who reunite each year to mark a tragic anniversary

    LAMDA

    Other

    Director 

    Rehearsed reading at Hightide