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Yippee Ki Yay
Drama + Comedy

Yippee Ki Yay

"Whether you’re a Die Hard fan or not, it guarantees happy trails" ★★★★ The Guardian

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 makes its London debut following rave reviews for its premiere at the Edinburgh Fringe, & ahead of an international tour.

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 fan favourite. Essential viewing for Hans Gruber superfans and newcomers alike.

Content warning: divorce, foot trauma, German terrorists.

Please note that Darrel Bailey will be performing on Tue 29 Nov, Sun 4 Dec, Tue 6 Dec - Sun 11 Dec, Sat 17 Dec, Sat 24 Dec, Tue 27 Dec & Wed 28 Dec 3.00pm.


Produced by Seabright Productions

Writer & Performer | Richard Marsh
Alternate Performer | Darrel Bailey
Director | Hal Chambers
Movement & Associate Director | Emma Webb
Lighting Designer | Robbie Butler
Sound Designer and Composer | Ben Hudson

Ticket Price

£17.50 - £30.00


29 Nov - 30 Dec


King's Head Theatre



'A real highlight of this Christmas season' ★★★★★ Broadway Baby

'Spectators are enthralled throughout… It is soon easy to forget the surroundings & become lost in the world created' ★★★★½ The Reviews Hub 

'A masterly balancing act and an epically entertaining show' ★★★★ The Times

'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 & uplifted' ★★★★ The Telegraph (Best shows of EdFringe 2022)

'Playful, inventive… a genius creation' ★★★★ Mail on Sunday

'An exciting, poetic dramedy gem… simply to Die Hard for' ★★★★ Scottish Mail

'Rollicking fun!' ★★★★ British Theatre Guide

'If you like your action movies with heart & your poetry smart, fast & funny, Yippee Ki Yay will prove a welcome treat this Christmas' ★★★★ Everything Theatre

'It’s fast, it’s funny & it’s thoroughly absorbing' ★★★★ London Pub Theatres

Critic's Choice | The Stage, Time Out, The Telegraph, British Comedy Guide


Duration |  75 minutes without an interval.

More | Find the production on social media @ykylive or via


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