The dynamic range of Jordan’s writing is extraordinary. It’s rare for a play to encompass such extremes of violence and tenderness… Jordan’s play achieves the uncommon feat of being difficult to watch yet easy to love.
★★★★★ The Guardian on Yen, Royal Exchange Theatre
Everything about Anna Jordan’s Yen is done to defy presumptions, injecting the most uncomfortable situations with a savagely dry humour that compels you to feel compassion for these lost boys when what you want to feel is disgust.
★★★★★ Manchester Evening News on Yen, Royal Exchange Theatre
Terrifying, witty, and compassionate study of the awful penalties of growing up alone and without boundaries.
★★★★ The Independent on Yen, Royal Court Theatre
Jordan’s strong script bubbles with a fierce intelligence and delivers a satisfying twist that offers some kind of redemption for both characters.
★★★★ Time Out on Freak – Theatre503
Jordan’s script skirts melodramatic contrivance and tips into compelling near tragedy…Punchy yet nuanced performances.Top marks.
★★★★ The Times on Chicken Shop, Park Theatre
This is a vivid and startling production from director Jemma Gross, which showcases a talented and deeply compassionate new writer.
★★★★ Time Out on Chicken Shop – Park Theatre
A taut, raw but also warm two-hander. Jordan’s writing is vivid and punchy. There’s humour but also horror and Jordan isn’t afraid of mess, emotional and sexual, of spillage and secretions.
★★★★ Natasha Tripney for The Stage on Freak, Assembly Rooms Edinburgh
This is a coming of age play, first and foremost, but it’s also about the intricate human links between people thrown together by circumstance…This is a fine piece of challenging theatre.
★★★★ WhatsOnStage on Chicken Shop – Park Theatre
Jordan has the uncommon knack of writing plays that have an incendiary relevance to today’s world, that conversely show the measured maturity of a craftsman.
★★★★★ Female Arts on Freak, Theatre503
A gripping, compassionate and confident piece of new writing.
★★★★ The Stage on Yen, Royal Exchange Theatre
Well-written and well-executed, with Jordan capturing the Lambrini-soaked malaise of youth with rare precision…Jordan demonstrating a tenderness to match her wry wit. Freak is a frank new play by a fresh young voice.
★★★★ A Younger Theatre on Freak, Assembly Rooms Edinburgh
Anyone au fait with Jordan’s writing knows how fearless it is… Chicken Shop unequivocally ranks as one of the most important and memorable plays of the year.
★★★★★ Female Arts on Chicken Shop, Park Theatre.
Anna Jordan’s Chicken Shop manages to be poignant and funny at the same time…It’s passionate, moving and leaves your mind shocked by what you have witnessed.
★★★★ West End Wilma on Chicken Shop – Park Theatre
Extraordinary..a very relevant, emotional, and entertaining piece of art, and I cannot recommend it highly enough.
★★★★★ The Good Review on Yen, Royal Exchange Theatre
A beautifully written script and an immaculate thespian presentation
★★★★★ Mumble Theatre on Freak, Assembly Rooms Edinburgh
An entertaining rollercoaster of claustrophobia and a deeply affecting study of a topical and important issue, Chicken Shop is a play that you simply need to go and see if you are at all able.
★★★★★ The Upcoming on Chicken Shop, Park Theatre
This show is an absolute must see, a shining example of new writing.
★★★★★ Arts Award Voice on Freak, Assembly Rooms Edinburgh
Anna Jordan’s Bruntwood Prize-winning play is an absolute triumph. Her writing is witty, honest and profoundly moving. She is one to watch.
★★★★★ The Public Reviews on Yen, Royal Exchange Theatre
Covering sex, death and relationships, it’s a soul-baring evening that cements Jordan’s reputation as one of the most exciting new writers in the capital.
★★★★ One Stop Arts on Freak / Staunch / Closure, Theatre503
Jordan has the knack of painting a character immediately…But she also leaves something to be discovered later on, which is one reason why these short plays are so absorbing…Sad and humorous, and always true. London SE1 on ShortStuff, Waterloo East Theatre
Exhilirating…hilarious antics and witticisms of the protagonists take place at breakneck speed. BENDER draws the viewer in…This production is sure to get the heart racing.★ ★ ★ ★ Fourthwall Magazine on BENDER, Waterloo East Theatre
From the moment Anna Jordan’s cast of five bursts onto the stage, joshing and skirmishing, her helter-skelter account of the last evening in the life of a street gang grips the attention and never lets it go. She draws from her actors a great sense of youthful energy thrusting to express itself… Anna Jordan is an interesting and exciting new voice in the theatre. Jeremy Kingston, Times Theatre Critic, on Just For Fun – Totally Random, New End Theatre