Yippee Ki Yay

The parody celebration of Die Hard – touring the UK and internationally in 2024.
Tickets and dates at ykylive.com.

Yippee Ki Yay the parody celebration of Die Hard

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

Critic’s Choice – The Stage, Time Out


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

Richard Marsh in Yippee Ki Yay

Praise for Dirty Great Love Story:

‘Lovely, witty, delicious… Warmly and fuzzily recommended’ ***** (Independent)

‘Restores your faith in human nature and the Fringe… bliss’ **** (Telegraph)

Praise for Wingman:

‘One of the most enjoyable low-fi finds of this year’s Fringe’ **** (Evening Standard)

‘Gloriously, upliftingly, unapologetically heart-warming. You leave with a tear in your eye and a generally restored faith in humanity.’ **** (Fest)