Yippee Ki Yay (the Die Hard parody)

Theatre (drama, adaptation)

  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    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


Acclaimed, joyfully funny retelling of classic film Die Hard by Fringe First-winner Richard Marsh, starring Darrel Bailey. When gunmen seize an LA skyscraper, off-duty policeman John McClane is the hostages' only hope. This uplifting action romp pays affectionate tribute to the iconic 80s fan favourite. Essential viewing for Hans Gruber superfans and newcomers alike, the show returns following a London transfer and tour. 'Die Hard fan or not... guarantees happy trails' **** (Guardian). 'Epically entertaining' **** (Times). 'Exciting, poetic dramedy gem' **** (Scottish Daily Mail). 'Genius creation' **** (Daily Mail). 'Rollicking fun!' (BritishTheatreGuide.info).

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  • Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Level access to front row of seating. Seating is then ranked so any other rows are accessible via steps.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access (Building Lift)

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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CRAIG STEWART 33 days ago

Incredibly enjoyable. Missed this last year so made extra effort to see it this year. A brilliant one man show but with a huge cast of characters. I'll never see Karl in the same light again. The interweaving of stories and the rhyming couplets work wonderfully. Definitely worth seeing

James Aitken 33 days ago

I went into this performance not entirely sure what to expect but came out with a huge grin on my face. The show successfully summarised the the whole plot in rhyme with an added captivating personal back story. The whole audience appeared to be drawn in by the performers E very and wonderful comic timing. A highly recommended evening of thrills and laughter.

Kevin Moss 36 days ago

Terrific production. If you love Die Hard, you'll love this. If you've never seen it, you'll love this!

Hilary H 36 days ago

Love these shows where a single actor on a stage with just a chair, a box and some water can create a drama. Brilliant recreation of classic moments from Die Hard with his own romantic story woven into the mix.
The accents were spot on , the comedy, energy and engagement just great.

Weirdly cool venue but I suppose it is Christmas after all!

John Dewhurst 36 days ago

The performance and writing were excellent but you need to be a real die hard Die Hard fan to get the most from this show. It was lost on me.

Ceinwen 39 days ago

Really fun show, played with such humour and energy.

Emma B 40 days ago

Excellent show, especially if you're a die hard, Die Hard fan! Such skill to play so many characters from the movie, among others. It really felt like a full stage, yet there was just one actor. Well worth a look.

Randal Richmond 41 days ago

A Tour De Force and a must see performance. As we are transported back to the 1980s when Bruce Willis still had his smirk, his t-shirt, and (most) of his hair - we are reminded of why this was such a great movie. Alan Rickman (aka Hans Gruber) and and his baritone clipped accent (and Savile Row suits), Holly (yeah I'm using my maiden name again) Generro, Alexander Gudonov (aka Karl) and his hair, teddy bears, the fountain in Nakatomi Plaza's foyer, lines of blow, unfortunate cigarette choices, and the age old question "Is this REALLY a Christmas movie?" are all explored. WELCOME TO THE PARTY PAL!

Amanda Ahier 44 days ago

What a performance. So much energy and enthusiasm. And so funny too. I could ‘see’ all of the characters as Darrel spoke. Would love to see it again.

Graeme B 44 days ago

James puts a whole lotta energy into this show - an action-packed, memorable experience (complete with giant teddy bear?!) Check it out - he works hard!

Sumotartan 45 days ago

5 stars plus - poetry in motion...literally. What a show and one man performance just fantastic. Darrell's recollection of Die Hard is excellent and even if you haven't seen the film its still good. Also this isn't just about recollecting Die Hard its inspersed with a story outside of the film revolving around the main character. The rhyming poetry throughout was faultless and clever. Acting was just brilliant, engaging and fun. MUST SEE SHOW!

Kelly 45 days ago

Brilliant show, Darrel Bailey had tons of energy and gave a great performance. Highly recommend.

Emma Wotherspoon 47 days ago

What a hoot!
Thoroughly enjoyed this excellently written and fantastically acted parody. The whole auditorium was having a brilliant time.

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North West End UK (4/5 stars) 25 days ago

Bailey handles both the humour and heart of the show with aplomb

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The Student (4/5 stars) 26 days ago

A warm hug of a one-man show

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Starburst Magazine (5/5 stars) 35 days ago

Performed with energy and verve, this is an excellent homage to Die Hard and the obsession that often arises within fandom.

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Theatre Weekly (4/5 stars) 37 days ago

Yippee Ki Yay is brimming with delightful one liners and clever comedy that will definitely appeal to die hard Die Hard fans, but it’s real strength is in Bailey’s charming performance.

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Fringe Review 39 days ago

This is fine, engaging 75 minutes, highly recommended.

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West End Best Friend (4/5 stars) 46 days ago

Sit yourselves down, make fists with your toes and strap in for an the adventure!

Epically entertaining!

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One4Review (4.5/5 stars) 47 days ago

His John McLean voice is excellent and his Hans Gruber impression is not to be missed in more ways than one!

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