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Yippee Ki Yay

Yippee Ki Yay

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Yippee Ki Yay

James Seabright presents

Yippee Ki Yay

by Richard Marsh

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 unauthorized parody) pays affectionate tribute to the iconic 80s festive fan favourite. Essential viewing for Hans Gruber superfans and newcomers alike.


Cast and Creative team

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


Content warning: divorce, foot trauma, terrorism.

Important information

Age guideline:

Contains: flashing lights, haze, strong language and loud music.

Post Show Talk: Wed 22nd March with Mich Sanderson.


“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


Critic’s Choice – The Stage, Time Out, Telegraph