Chris Jordan is an actor, musician, composer, lyricist and musical
director who has been active in the theatre for many years.
As a founder member of the groundbreaking music theatre company the
Pip Simmons Theatre Group, he spent the first part of his career
touring throughout Europe and the United Kingdom.
The experience and reputation accumulated at this time later enabled
him to accept commissions from various theatres and arts
organisations in Britain and abroad.
One of the countries where his work has been particularly
appreciated is Denmark which has been the source of much of his most
recent work, especially with Odense International Music Theatre (www.nodomain.nu).
The songs Chris has written for OIM productions - some full-length,
sung-through, narrative pieces, some devised collages on specific
themes - have consistently been well performed and expertly recorded and
provide a fair representation of his recent output. Of the examples
to be heard on this website all are original cast recordings and
most were recorded live.
This site focuses on songs rather than other forms because of their
accessibility as stand-alone pieces. However, Chris has many years
of experience in producing sound pictures, scene underscoring and
instrumental transitions. As well as creating his own original
musical theatre he has composed scores for a wide variety of
performance genres including a number of Shakespeare productions.