John Yap is the owner of JAY/TER Records, an international Record Company specialising in recordings of Musical Theatre (and some Opera and personalities of the Stage and Screen) around the World, specifically from Broadway and the West End. He also produces all the company’s recordings, starting from 1985. John produced the London premiere of the new version of CLOSER THAN EVER at the Jermyn Street Theatre in 2014, directed by the Lyricist himself, Richard Maltby Jr. John has a BA in Graphic Design.
Review: MY BRILLIANT FRIEND at The Olivier Theatre, National Theatre
By John Yap Monday, December 2 2019, 11:42
MY BRILLIANT FRIEND Parts One and Two at the Olivier Theatre is simply brilliant. The adaptation is brilliant, the music is brilliant, the production is brilliant, the direction is brilliant, the actors are brilliant, especially the two leading ladies, Niamh Cusack and Catherine McCormack.
Niamh Cusack (Lenu) and Catherine McCormack (Lila) in My Brilliant Friend at the Olivier Theatre. Picture by Marc Brenner.
Review: & JULIET at The Shaftesbury Theatre
By John Yap Monday, November 25 2019, 11:27
Review: TOUCHING THE VOID at The Duke Of York’s Theatre
By John Yap Thursday, November 14 2019, 09:54
The book was a best seller. The film was a surprising hit. Why does the stage adaptation seem totally redundant and unnecessary?
There is no doubt that reading Joe Simpson’s account of his four days of a “life and death” ordeal, being injured and trapped in the Peruvian Andes all by himself can be very engrossing and thrilling.
Patrick McNamee (Richard), Josh Williams (Joe), Fiona Hampton (Sarah), and Angus Yellowlees (Simon) in Touching the Void at the Duke of York's Theatre.
Review: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW at The Barbican Theatre, London
By John Yap Tuesday, November 12 2019, 15:24
Shakespeare’s problematic play THE TAMING OF THE SHREW is given a new “revised” production by the Royal Shakespeare Company, in their old London home after performances in Stratford earlier this year. It still remains a problematic play and even more confusing for anyone not familiar with the original play in this “revised” version.
Review: THE GREAT GATSBY at The Immersive LDN, London
By John Yap Tuesday, November 12 2019, 13:55
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