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John Yap

John Yap

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.

My Brilliant Friend
02 Dec
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John Yap

Review: MY BRILLIANT FRIEND at The Olivier Theatre, National Theatre

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.

My Brilliant FriendNiamh Cusack (Lenu) and Catherine McCormack (Lila) in My Brilliant Friend at the Olivier Theatre. Picture by Marc Brenner.

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& Juliet the Musical
25 Nov
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John Yap

Review: & JULIET at The Shaftesbury Theatre

& Juliet the Musical Do hit songs make hit Musicals? They may not, but they certainly make enjoyable and fun Musicals. & JULIET which opened at The Shaftesbury Theatre on November 20 is certainly fun and enjoyable.

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Touching the Void at Duke of York's Theatre
14 Nov
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John Yap

Review: TOUCHING THE VOID at The Duke Of York’s Theatre

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.

Touching the Void at Duke of York's TheatrePatrick McNamee (Richard), Josh Williams (Joe), Fiona Hampton (Sarah), and Angus Yellowlees (Simon) in Touching the Void at the Duke of York's Theatre.

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The Taming of the Shrew
12 Nov
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John Yap

Review: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW at The Barbican Theatre, London

The Taming of the Shrew 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.

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The Great Gatsby - Immersive London
12 Nov
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John Yap

Review: THE GREAT GATSBY at The Immersive LDN, London

The Great Gatsby - Immersive London The theme song is “Ain’t We Got Fun?” in this 1920’s immersive experience of THE GREAT GATSBY and his friends. And Fun is certainly the order of the day.

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