Yippee Ki Yay

Theatre (adaptation, drama)

  • Gilded Balloon Teviot - Wine Bar
  • 14:35
  • Aug 18-23, 25-29
  • 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Richard Marsh presented by James Seabright
  • Warnings and additional info: Strong language/swearing
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies are not allowed in the venue
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years
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Description

Achingly funny, rhyming retelling of classic (festive?) film Die Hard from Richard Marsh: Fringe First winner, BBC Audio Drama Best Comedy winner and New York cop (one of these is untrue). 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. 'Lovely, witty, delicious' ***** (Independent on Dirty Great Love Story). 'Heartwarming' **** (Fest on Wingman).

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Access to the performance space is via stairs or lift then there is level access into the venue.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access, Lift (Building Lift)

  • Stairs: 11- 20
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
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  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Justin McIlravie about 18 hours ago

We saw the show poster on the mound & just knew we had to see this. Amazing interpretation of a legendary movie - YES IT’S A CHRISTMAS MOVIE!!! with a personal back story woven in. Funny & a must for Die Hard fans. Richard is amazing. We were lucky enough to get a wee selfie too. Don’t miss this show!!!

Matthew Hulley 4 days ago

Loved the combination of poetry, comedy, story telling and Teddy bear fighting, truly brilliant.

Astell 6 days ago

Fantastic show! Witty, hilarious and brilliantly acted. Don't miss it!

Javier Jarquin 9 days ago

It's Die Hard as an epic poem. What's not to like??

SARAH BURGON 10 days ago

Just saw Richard on stage. Fantastic show for Die Hard fans and fans of Richard.
Highly recommended, go see him now,

Sue 12 days ago

Very entertaining. Great writing and performing. Suitable for everyone not just Die hard fans.

RJ Garrison 12 days ago

Not sure what to expect, Yippee Ki Yay is a masterpiece of Die Hard done in poetic comedy form, interlaced with a personal love story by the performer (James Seabright). The two are intertwined beautifully into a piece that my wife, (not a Die Hard fan) stated, “That was brilliant! I loved it!). As a Die Hard fan, i must agree! Check it out!

Alex Macfarlane Smith 12 days ago

Fun take on the Die Hard story, enjoyed the rhyming all the way through and quite funny throughout :)

John P 14 days ago

A really talented and engaging performer and brilliantly directed too. The show was really great fun and highly energetic too with a real mix of comedy, action and poetic storytelling. A thoroughly enjoyable experience from start to finish, definitely one to go see if you can folks.

Alistair M 15 days ago

Genuinely awesome retelling of Die Hard. Great show, would recommend.

Matt Fry 15 days ago

A talented performer who clearly has passion for the subject of his show. The performance was fun and engaging as the two storylines ran seamlessly as one with love, action and comedy all coming together in a poetic fashion to make for one very enjoyable performance.


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The Guardian (4/5 stars) 1 day ago

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

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The Arts Desk.com (4/5 stars) 5 days ago

What a lovely show this is, a romance told in epic poem-style, through the medium of Die Hard.

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The Courier (5/5 stars) 9 days ago

Yippee Ki Yay is an extraordinary one-man performance. If you are a fan then as McClane himself said: “Welcome to the party, pal!”

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British Theatre Guide (4/5 stars) 9 days ago

Rollicking fun, and filled with enough smart choices and references to other storytelling landmarks to keep Nakatomi Plaza firmly on the map.

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The Stage (4/5 stars) 9 days ago

Affectionate and poetic one-man homage to the classic action movie.

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