Text: YIPPEE KI YAY in big red capital letters. Behind, a big skyscraper, also red, surrounded by a golden light against an otherwise black background
Text: YIPPEE KI YAY in big red capital letters. Behind, a big skyscraper, also red, surrounded by a golden light against an otherwise black background
Richard Marsh leaning on a chair, holding up an ignited lighter in the dark
Photo (c) Rod Penn
Richard Marsh in a blood-stained white vest looking at a watch on his left wrist.
Photo (c) Rod Penn
Richard Marsh wearing a blood-stained white vest holding his arms outstretched and looking upwards.
Photo (c) Rod Penn
Richard Marsh with a crazed expression on his face with an open mouth, holding his arms up in the air with his fingers all spread apart.
Photo (c) Rod Penn
Richard Marsh in a red and black checked shirt holding a fluffy teddy bear to his chest and looking upwards.
Photo (c) Rod Penn

James Seabright presents

Yippee Ki Yay

by Richard Marsh

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The acclaimed retelling of classic film Die Hard from Richard Marsh – Fringe First-winner, London poetry slam champion, BBC Audio Drama Best Scripted Comedy Drama award-winner and New York cop (one of these is untrue). This joyfully funny show heads out on tour following rave reviews for its premiere at the Edinburgh Fringe, which also won it a London transfer.

When gunmen seize an LA skyscraper, off-duty policeman John McClane is the hostages’ only hope. This uplifting action romp (and unauthorised parody) pays affectionate tribute to the iconic ‘80s festive fan favourite. Essential viewing for Hans Gruber superfans and newcomers alike.

Content warning: divorce, foot trauma, German terrorists.

★★★★

“Whether you’re a Die Hard fan or not, it guarantees happy trails.”

The Guardian

★★★★

“You’d have to be as heartless as Hans Gruber not to be touched and uplifted.”

The Telegraph (Best Shows of EdFringe 2022)

★★★★

“Playful, inventive… genius creation.”

Mail on Sunday

★★★★

“An exciting, poetic dramedy gem… simply to Die Hard for.”

Scottish Mail

★★★★

“Rollicking fun!”

British Theatre Guide

“Absolutely glorious! His rhyming Bruce Willis is spot-on, but it’s the concurrent love story that really pulls you in.”

British Comedy Guide

Written and performed by Richard Marsh

Alternate performer Darrel Bailey

Directed by Hal Chambers

Movement and Associate Director Emma Webb

Lighting Designer Robbie Butler

Sound Designer and Composer Ben Hudson

Age Guidance: 14+ (Strong Language)

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